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is a type of majolica pottery,
which is distinguished by a milky-white glaze.
Authentic Talavera pottery only comes from the city of Puebla Mexico and the
nearby communities of Atlixco, Cholula,
because of the quality of the natural clay found there and the tradition of
production which goes back to the 16th century.
of this pottery was decorated only in blue, but colors such as yellow, black,
green, orange and mauve have
also been used.
Majolica pottery was brought to Mexico by the Spanish
in the first century of the colonial
Production of this ceramic became highly developed in Puebla because of the
availability of fine clays and the demand for tiles from the newly established
churches and monasteries in
the area. The industry had grown sufficiently by the mid-17th century,
standards and guilds had been established which further improved the quality,
leading Puebla into what is called the "golden age" of Talavera pottery (from
1650 to 1750.
tradition that developed there is called Talavera
distinguish it from the similarly named Talavera pottery of Spain. It is a
mixture of Italian, Spanish and indigenous ceramic techniques.
- Asian Pottery
Coast to Coast(CTC)
offers a very large selection of Asian pottery. Asian pottery is
an excellent container for outdoor use. They are a perfect
accessory to the poolside or to the outdoor garden, but are often used
indoors as well. Frost tolerant and often used to make unique and
exotic fountains, these containers are double glazed and very durable.
They come in various sizes and
shapes and can be as large as 6ft tall and 4 plus ft wide.