Temporary Exhibition Extended through May 19, 2018
Featuring Talavera Pottery from Puebla
And a display with information on the historical Battle of Puebla, 5 May 1862
Talavera Poblana Pottery Puebla, México
About Talavera Poblana Pottery from Puebla, México
Talavera pottery is a type of tin-glazed earthenware with a distinct creamy-white glazed decoration produced only in the state of Puebla, Mexico.
Although most of the ceramic has a white background with bright blue designs, other colors such as yellow, orange, green, and purples are also widely used. The colors and designs reflect a mixed history of European, Mexican indigenous, and Arabian influences.
This style of pottery arrived in Puebla in the 1530’s, when the potters from Talavera de la Reina, Spain established alfarerías (Pottery workshops) in the state of Puebla.
This type of pottery is formally known as “Talavera Poblana” to distinguish it from the Talavera pottery of Spain.
An authentic Talavera Poblana piece must be signed at the base by the workshop that produces it, and must state that it is from Puebla, Mexico.