Rustica Gift & Pottery is committed to the preservation of the centuries-old tradition of Mexican Talavera pottery through the sale of a carefully-curated collection of pottery pieces reflecting the best of this beautiful art form.
Art for the Heart & Home:
Our Commitment is to Artisan Beauty & Social Impact
The Rustica Gift & Pottery studio artisans hand-create fine tableware and home decor through the time-honored, labor-intensive Talavera pottery-making process. These studios source only indigenous clays and paint minerals, using centuries-old paint & glazing techniques. A single piece of pottery can take up to three months to create.
Rustica is also commited to creating social impact by helping the children in the Talavera artisan region. We do this by donating a portion of proceeds from our sales to the non-profit IPODERAC youth community organization. IPODERAC has been providing shelter, education and work-skills counseling to children throughout the artisan region of Puebla, Mexico for over 50 years.
Rustica Gift & Pottery represents Corona Talavera studio, one of only nine in the world designated as an authentic creator of the 500-year old Talavera pottery tradition, and from Santa Rosa Mayolica, a second-generation, woman-owned studio offering richly expressive, authentic Mayolica pottery work.
In addition, Rustica Gift & Pottery showcases hand-finished pewter from a family-owned studio based in the colonial city of San Miguel de Allende.
THE COLLECTION FEATURES:
Handcrafted, authentic artisan work
International design influences from Spain, Portugual, Italy & China
Award-winnning work: Internationally-renowned Talavera Maestro Cayetano Corona Gaspariano was awarded the honor of Grand Maestros Del Arte Popular Mexicano for his advocacy and mastery of the Talavera craft
Support for a nearly-vanished art form: Talavera production almost disappeared in the 1980's due to its rigorous artistic requirements and limited exposure to the world art markets
The durability of this fine craft; it is dishwasher and microwave safe, very useable
We're proud to support a 500 year old+ handcraft tradition by offering beautiful, original home decor and tableware that is art for your hear and home.
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When the Rustica team was in Mexico, we were struck how everyday life was reflected in the color palette of its pottery and craftwork.
It there is one thing that is abundantly evident when you view these Mexican pottery, pieces it is the detail and vivid color that emerges.