Talavera Keramik "URIARTE"
Ceramics / Talavera Uriarte
Casa Canela offers you with proud and satisfaction one of the most antique traditions, the Talavera ceramics. Talavera is a type of ceramics with Arabic origin which was produced in Talavera de la Reina, a region near Toledo in Spain.
In the 1500´s a number of Spanish potters from the city of Talavera de la Reina arrived in Puebla, Mexico. The blending of societies allowed the indigenous people to learn new techniques and the combination of styles gave new life to Mexican earthenware. From1645 until today this artwork has become famous not only in Mexico but also abroad.
Two different kind of clay are mixed, strained and rested. An artisan moulds the moist clay using his hands and sometimes a time-worn "potter's wheel" leaving the clay to dry from 8 up to 12 weeks and fired at 850 degrees Celsius in a handmade brick oven.
A skilled Mexican artisan brings life to each Talavera piece by carefully hand painting an original design. This pattern design can take several hours to several days depending on the size of the item and the complexity of the pattern. Once the artisan is satisfied with the hand-painted Talavera pattern,
the item is left to dry again. The drying time is not as long as the glaze quickly absorbs the paint and the moisture. A final firing in the oven transforms the glaze and the paint into a hard, brightly covered surface making it the Finest Quality Talavera available today.Today individual families of master craftsmen, still performing the age-old rituals and techniques that have been passed down through the centuries, perpetuate the craft. There are only a few workshops that offer authentic Talavera pottery made according to the craftsmanship legacy. Casa Canela offers only Talavera that is signed at the base by the workshop and contains the DO4 certification number.