Deep cobalt blue and golden sand; the colors of nature, and the hues found in our authentic Talavera pottery collection from Santa Rosa Majolica. Colors as bold and vivid as the tints found in this collection bringth warmth and focus to cool, contemporary homes, and rustic charm to the most vibrant design theme.
Gorgeous gold and deep, deep, cobalt blue, the intensity of color and vibrancy of design in the Azul collection of Mayolica (or Majolica, as it is often known as) is spell-binding. Hand-painted and fired with a lustrous glaze, this collection is durable, practical, and stunningly gorgeous.
What we've found as we've searched for amazing tableware and pottery, is that color is the key to understanding craftsmanship. Our artisan studios have multiple generations of experience in hand-mixing the glazes and paints which produce this lustrous, intensely-colored finish. Not only that, our artisans hand-source the minerals for these paints, and painstakingly grind and blend the raw materials to make their own,custom paint.
While the colors of classic Talavera may be universal, each studio has their own, closely-held recipes for their special paints and glazes. Like a person or grain of sand on the beach, no two are alike.
We hope you join us in appreciating the deep artistry and commitment these artisans exhibit in their work.
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If you've had a chance to look at the extraordinary artisan-created Mexican pottery we showcase here at Rustica Gift, you may wonder why we make the distinction between Talavera pottery and its close, cousin, Majolica?
Are we trying to make life difficult for ourselves, as we already have committed ourselves to only the finest quality Talavera (no offense to the colorful and inexpensive Talavera planters, frogs, cats and other fun tourist and patio ware you can readily find). Is it just another fussy distinction in a world in which distinctions don't matter?
While shopping for beautiful things for no other reason than, well...shopping for beautiful things, here at Rustica Gift & Pottery, we'd like to offer you more.
We start by beautiful things for your enjoyment, but we also offer plenty of beautiful reasons to shop our gallery collection of Mexico's finest Talavera pottery, Majolica ceramics, Mexican pewter and alpaca silver.
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.