History Ceramics Art Talavera

  • Posted on December 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm

In fact, Talavera pottery from Puebla did not originate in this city, was in her that took the personality that distinguishes it now, since its founding in the colony. Eight centuries of Arab occupation of Spain left their mark on the culture of the conquerors, and part of it is reflected in the Mudejar style, which includes the process that exists and is protected to this day. In the sixteenth century, when the Catholic missions that came to the New World founded the city of Puebla, the colonists found in them the characteristics needed to produce the materials used in the manufacture of pottery glaze finishes, taking the very characteristics characteristic of this new world. Puebla gave her craft his hallmark, while the potters of the time asked the viceroy of New Spain to protect manufacturing processes, to which he agreed to generate a series of ordinances that describe the processes were based on the mud and other materials obtained from the new land and their distinctive colors, which are six: Blue Gordo, which is highlighted, fine blue, orange, yellow, Green and Black. These ordinances lost validity with the independence of Mexico in 1910, however, the craftsmen for generations continued to develop as he had ordered the viceroy, and to protect it from imitations, very handy at present, was requested in 1998 the designation of origin and protection of its production completely by hand, by a Mexican official regulation (NOM). The piece is made with materials from the area known as Talavera de Puebla “, which comprises the districts of Atlixco, Cholula, Puebla and Tecali, all within the geographical boundaries of the State of Puebla. The potter shapes the piece form or mud, depending on the item in question, for example, cans or jars, use a lathe to turn the part which is formed by hand, or in the case of plates or trays, use a mold. Let it dry in the sun until it loses moisture, to proceed to bake.

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