Online gallery supports original local design, artisan community’s youth
PORTLAND, OR – 7/7/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Rustica Gift & Pottery, an online artisan gallery representing the finest in Mexico’s Talavera pottery and pewter, features a line of hand-crafted original dinnerware, place settings, home décor and gifts for the connoisseur seeking the sustainable, original and beautiful in home and kitchen collectibles. The gallery is proud to unveil the extraordinary, family-owned studios it represents:
Rustica Gift & Pottery’s curated Mexican pottery collections feature the work of Corona Talavera Studio and its founder, Cayetano Gaspariano Corona, honored by Mexico as a Grand Maestros del Arte Popular Mexicano. His studio has earned the prestigious Denominación de Origen de la Talavera, awarded to only nine studios in the world in recognition of quality, use of indigenous materials and classic designs true to its 16th century heritage.
Rustica Gift’s other featured artist is Maria del Carmen Aguilera Salazar, owner of Santa Rosa Mayolica (also referred to as Majolica or Maiolica) and the proud leader of a woman-owned, multi-generation studio. Her studio focuses exclusively on richly-detailed nature and animal motifs, reflective of a Renaissance-like approach to color and detail.
Both the Corona Talavera and Santa Rosa Mayolica are highly durable, microwave safe and lead-free. The artisan-crafted pottery is destined to be well-used and much-loved family heirlooms, equally at home for everyday dining, beautiful display or special occasions.
Rustica’s online gallery also showcases the hand-finished line of Mexican pewter from the Salazar family-owned studio of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. A multi-generation studio, the Salazar’s are proud to offer light-weight, durable designs created from a unique pewter and aluminum alloy. With a focus on contemporary design and functional use, these items are a useful as they are beautiful.
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Rustica Gift & Pottery's classic Talavera and social impact focus was just featured in our new favorite blog, Vintage Chalet, by editor Cindy Fahnestock-Schafer ; we couldn't be more thrilled!