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Talavera. Our Store. Talavera History and Information: Talavera Tableware And More carries a large selection of beautiful hand made and hand decorated Tableware, candle holders, pottery, flower pots, vases, jewelry boxes, museum pieces, sinks, lamps, sconces, fountains, address plaques, zodiac plaques, tile, murals, fireplace surrounds, sinks, tables, urns, Willton Armetele platters, bowls, and wine coasters. Please use the Site Map to locate products easily.

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Talavera is a pottery & glazing process brought from Spain to Mexico. The Talavera process was developed in Majorca, an island off the cost of Spain and introduced to Spain and Italy. Many of the patterns have a Chinese influence because during the 1800ís many Chinese immigrated to Mexico, and were employed building railroads, and the pottery trade. .

The process used to create Talavera is referred to as majolica. Majolica is a tin-glazed earthenware, delft ware or faience, depending on its origins. This process is considered as an On-Glaze process, meaning that decoration is added on the raw glaze surface (this raw glaze is referred to as bisque), usually called majolica. It is actually a kind of color on glaze or glaze-on-glaze painting. All decoration is completed before firing. All Talavera pieces are handmade or hand formed and hand decorated in the finest of detail using glaze colors in lieu of stain colors.

Talavera must be made using the Majorca process. The Majorca process is what produces the raised surface or texture. The raised surface occurs because each color is actually a glaze (a form of glass) that thickens the parts of the surface to which it is applied. The process is difficult because all colors must melt close to each other. If they do not the colors will run or the glaze many not totally melt. In addition, each color must have an expansion and contraction rate that is compatible with the other colors, as well as with the clay body. Defects, such as crazing or shivering can occur if the expansion and contraction rates are not in harmony with each other.

Crazing and shivering unfortunately do not necessarily occur when the pieces cool. These defects could occur it the pieces are subject to temperature changes. Authentic will craze if heated in a microwave, oven, or on a stove. Most of the time this crazing is not noticeable unless inspected very carefully or if colored liquids are used during food preparation.

Talavera And More carries Uriarte Talavera tableware & decorative pieces and La Nieta Talavera decorative pieces both classified as Talavera of Poblana which is only produced in Puebla Mexico. We also have Alonso Luis which is classified as Talavera of Mexico, also produced in Puebla. All are hand designed and created using the Majolica process.

Our company policy is to offer only the finest of pottery and to fully inform you about what you are purchasing. Some suppliers will call their products Talavera even though they are not the Majolica process in order to take advantage of the Talavera quality and popularity. This occurs both in Mexico, and in the U.S.

Any handmade and hand painted article is not perfect since it is not molded. This is what makes it unique, as well as desirable and treasured. No two pieces will be exactly alike even if decorated by the same artist. Shapes, sizes, and color will vary somewhat. Some imperfections will occur since it is individually created. Handmade pottery, throughout its process is an art. Talavera and More carries only the finest of these products.

Talavera Poblana if not in stock and not previously formed can take 90 to 120 days to produce due to the following: 1. The clays must be made and cured; 2. The piece must be formed; 3. The formed piece must cure 30 to 60 days depending on the size and thickness of the material; 4. The piece must then fired at a low temperature to give it stability at approx. 800 degrees (F); 5. The piece then has to be glazed but not fired and requires drying time; 6. The pieces are then given to an artist for decoration. 7. After decoration the piece must then again dry before firing. After firing the piece is checked for quality and if the quality is not acceptable the process must be restarted. Note that the manufacture in most cases has limited number of pieces formed and cured in stock, but the stock can be depleted very quickly for such valued items.

Products include tableware, platters, coffee mugs, teapots, pottery, decorative pieces, museum replications, tiles, murals, flowerpots, urns, lamps, sinks, & fountains and more

We also carry a unique line of products from Surrena. Surrena is imported from Italy and is handmade and hand decorated ceramic made from clays called Terre Cotte. The Surrena line is decorative as well as functional. The line consist of large platters, fountains, tables, sink consoles with mirrors, flowerpots, pots up to 6 feet tall, fireplace surrounds, pedestals, lamps, zodiac plaques, and sconces.

We are now carrying a line of furniture . This furniture is unique and not found in retail malls. Construction is of the highest quality. Our selections at present are coffee tables, end tables , consol tables, round tables , wine racks , chairs , and mirrors . An inlay copper and bronze, or mosaic look without the high price of being inlay or mosaic. Also is a selection of round and square patio or indoor tables.

In almost all cases items shown on this website other than tile are in stock. The prices shown are for only items in current stock. Items on order must be quoted. We insure all orders, however the customer is responsible for contacting the shipping company and turn in a claim. No refunds or exchanges are provided by Talavera and More. Shipments outside the US are at cost.

Please click on the word Talavera for a more detailed description to learn more on Talavera.

Please e-mail us if you have any questions regarding Talavera, majolica, pottery, tableware, tile, murals, or our other products.

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