The Mexican Talavera Pottery Collection at Mi Casa Gallery in Austin, Texas


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Mi Casa Gallery
1700 S Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704
(512) 707-9797
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Mon-Thru: 10 am - 6 pm
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Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm


Mexican Talavera Pottery

Talavera Dinner Plate
Dinner Plate
12" diameter
$65 USD

 Soup Bowls and Serving Bowls 

Assorted Kitchenware and Housewares

The Mexican Talavera Poblana Pottery collection at Mi Casa Gallery consists of an extensive array of pieces, including dinner plates, salad plates, dessert plates, tortilleras, serving platters, serving bowls, soup bowls, mugs, a ginger jar, and tea service set. Each piece of hand painted pottery is unique.

 Talavera Pottery is a desirable collectible which often becomes a family heirloom, not only because of it's uniqueness, but also because its high quality clay and double firing technique produce highly resistant ceramics. Talavera Pottery is also popular because it is lead-free and dishwasher and microwave safe.

Explore a sampling of our Mexican Talavera Pottery. Click an image to see an enlargement.

Dinner, Salad and Dessert Plates

Serving Platters

Facts About Mexican Talavera Pottery

Mexican Talavera Pottery has been a tradition since the early 16th century, when ceramists from Talavera de la Reina, Spain immigrated to Puebla, Mexico and brought their skills and passion with them. A strong Moorish influence is evident in the polychrome geometrical designs. The Chinese influence is represented with the blue and white colors and designs that came to Mexico when ships laden with Chinese ceramics were off loaded and introduced to the Talavera pottery workshops in Puebla. Indigenous and European floral motifs were included to create hand painted pottery with a truly unique Mexican style.

The clay of the region is a fine combination of black and white clays. It is first sifted by hand, softened in water and then kneaded repeatedly. Then it is set outdoors to dry to an appropriate moisture level. At this point it is worked into final forms which are either thrown on a potter's wheel, formed into slabs and fitted onto forms or simply cut into shapes. The
pieces are dried and then fired at 800 for 10 hours. They are dipped into a slip glaze and hand-painted. This process requires great skill, patience and a steady hand. The pieces are dipped into a finish glaze and put in the kiln for a final 24 hour firing which will produce the beautifully intense colors on the hand painted pottery. 



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