Large black talavera-style ceramic serving tray made by a family in the colonial highlands of México. A strikingly beautiful tray in fresh, modern colors. Perfect for serving dishes and appetizers, or styled on a table as a decorative piece. Crafted from locally-sourced clay and intricately hand-painted with mineral glaze.
Talavera-style pottery was introduced to México by the Spanish in the early 16th century, and today is a mix of indigenous tradition, Spanish influence, and local adaptation. These pieces are crafted in the state of Guanajuato and are designated as Majolica pottery, a variation of Talavera. In recognition of the exceptional skill required to create Talavera pottery, Mexico created a stringent quality and classification system, designating only the finest and most authentic pottery of this style as Talavera. To date, only a handful of artisans and studios have received the Talavera designation, and they are located in and around the city of Puebla. All other pottery crafted with a similar style is referred to as Majolica.
Dimensions: 8"H x 14"W
Materials: Locally-sourced clay and naturally-dyed glaze (100% lead-free)
Care: Dishwasher and microwave safe. Avoid harsh detergents and abrasive cleaning products.