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.
We offer Rustica Gift & Pottery's curated collection of artisan handcraft for two wonderful reasons:
1. Your purchase helps ensure the continuation of original artisan work.
These pieces are beautiful, and they may look like the machine-produced items the larger retailers offer, but there's a critical difference: Our items are hand-finished, or completely handcrafted, according to generations-old techniques, using indigenous materials and tools. To own an artisan handcraft from Rustica Gift is to own centuries of history, beauty and functional art.
Because these pieces take so much time to create, there will never be a mass market, and there will never be a pennies-on-the-dollar price point. Heart, soul and time goes into each and every piece, and no two are exactly alike. Your purchase gives you beauty, but also gives artisans the opportunity to continue the extraordinary craft they love to create.
2. Your purchase helps the children of the community
Sadly, for many of these small villages, poverty is no stranger. Many of the families' children in these craft-making regions are at risk for food, shelter and education. A portion of proceeds from our sales goes to support IPODERAC.org, a wonderful organization that has been providing shelter, schooling and community for over 50 years.
We hope you enjoy our short video and the story of why we carry these stunning artisan Talavera pottery and Mexican pewter craft pieces. We hope you are also inspired to own a piece of pottery, or visit our non-profit partner's website, IPODERAC.org, to provide additional help for their mission.
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