The characteristics of the talavera are derived from the geographical environment of the region that gives rise to the clay with which the pieces are made, as well as the creativity, skill and technique with which the craftsmen are responsible for giving color to these unique crafts.
The realization of the talavera is an art. It is an almost alchemical process in which the earth is molded. It takes many hours of work and also inspiration. The piece is shaped in the first firing.
Then it is painted with delicacy and put a second time in the oven so that the paint becomes waterproof and acquires its enameled texture.
The culture of the talavera was taken to Mexico by the Spaniards during the Colony. The Dominicans introduced the tradition of Talavera de la Reina, Spain, which was based on work with white and blue colors. Little by little, the color palette and the designs were expanded. From plates and bowls, it was changed to chandeliers and only decorative figures.
This ceramic work with painting is linked to Chinese traditions, which later worked in Europe and later came to America. That is why Mexico appropriated this heritage, also contributing its culture.
As the Mexicans wished to create their own Talavera style, they began to make a pottery that bore the cobalt blue bulky. They achieved it with tin, and that texture was an example of the talavera baroque.
Between 1650 and 1750 the talavera expands to Guatemala, Santo Domingo, Venezuela and Cuba, among other places. But without a doubt, Mexico prevails as the land where Spanish techniques reached their renewed splendor.
Of the manufactured pieces include those of gardening, kitchen, decorations, tiles, tea sets, dishes, pots of all sizes, vases, jugs, fruit bowls, cups, decorative figures of interiors and exteriors of animals such as frogs, cats, rabbits, bulls, chickens and horses, to name a few.