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Talavera Pottery and Majolica Pottery:  The Gorgeous Difference

Talavera Pottery and Majolica Pottery: The Gorgeous Difference

August 05, 2017

ALL IN THE FAMILY:  TALAVERA & MAJOLICA POTTERY

 

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?

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The Authentic Talavera Pottery Video Story:  Behind the Handcraft

The Authentic Talavera Pottery Video Story: Behind the Handcraft

August 01, 2017

Beauty.  Artisan Craft. Community.  

Discover the beautiful story behind the authentic Talavera pottery collection of Rustica Gift.

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.

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Contemporary & Bohemian Charm: Our Azul Authentic Talavera Pottery Delivers

Contemporary & Bohemian Charm: Our Azul Authentic Talavera Pottery Delivers

July 26, 2017

Contemporary or Bohemian? Our Artisan Pottery Charms Equally

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.

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Reflections of Artisan Color:  Vivid History

Reflections of Artisan Color: Vivid History

July 14, 2017

Pottery Artisans Color Palette Reflect Their World

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.

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Rustica Talavera Pottery Recipes:  Wood Fired Adobe Oven Artisan Bread

Rustica Talavera Pottery Recipes: Wood Fired Adobe Oven Artisan Bread

May 28, 2017

Love the taste of chewy, crispy-crust bread with a tantalizing wood smoke flavor? So do we. Join Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery's Chef & Baker-in-Residence as he shows us how to make this easy freshly-baked bread recipe.

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Rustica Talavera Pottery’s Cultural Communications Partner:  MIXTA WORDS

Rustica Talavera Pottery’s Cultural Communications Partner: MIXTA WORDS

May 14, 2017

That’s when the power of context and meaning sunk in.  It is precisely the value that Jodi Monroy, master cultural interpreter and founder of MIXTA, delivers to her clients across U.S. and Latin American cultures.

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Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery's Newest Artisan

Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery's Newest Artisan

April 23, 2017

We are so excited to welcome the extraordinary master Artesana, Ruth Cortez Rodriguez of San Miguel de Allende to our Rustica Gift & Talavera Pottery family of talented artisans.  A long-time resident and much-loved member of the creative community, Senora Cortez and her daughter, Monica, create extraordinary pieces of Alpaca silver handboxes, jewelry and other items.

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Rustica Talavera Pottery:  Recipe Chiles en Nogada

Rustica Talavera Pottery: Recipe Chiles en Nogada

April 19, 2017

Chiles en Nogada is a special "welcome" dish, created in hospitality for Mexico's equivalent of military royalty.  It is a specialty of the international home of artisan Talavera pottery; the beautiful colonial city of Puebla.  A feast for the senses, and a special recipe fit for an emperor.

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Arriving Soon from Mexico:  Our Tesora Jewelry Box Treasure Collection

Arriving Soon from Mexico: Our Tesora Jewelry Box Treasure Collection

April 11, 2017

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Artisan + Modern Home Decor:  Three equals One Talavera Pottery Strategy

Artisan + Modern Home Decor: Three equals One Talavera Pottery Strategy

April 07, 2017

This Spring, dazzle your home with a spot of color.  And, if you want to go all in on the idea, select something with a story.  The Talavera pottery is a favorite, as it features literally centuries of history and culture.  You can read more about that here:  A Beautiful History.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas:  Artisan Majolica, Talavera Pottery & Pewter

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Artisan Majolica, Talavera Pottery & Pewter

April 01, 2017

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Rustica Talavera Pottery Pages:  A Delicious Monday

Rustica Talavera Pottery Pages: A Delicious Monday

March 27, 2017

Don't let Monday's get you down, and don't go crazy with the evening meal.  Spice up your day with easy, affordable take-out dining featuring your local Mexican grocer's marinade-drenched fajitas, and a festive table setting of Talavera pottery.

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