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A lovely home and garden with Mexican pottery

The power of a mere lump of clay is amazing. Pottery is such a great art that even a simple ceramic pot can change the appearance of your home at large. Attractive designs and their wonderful color effects brighten the place where they’re kept. In short, ceramic pots are like a charm that illuminate any dark area. And also, they fill a place with prosperity. Their grandeur enhances your pride.

The magic of creating them in such a way lies in the hands of gifted Mexican artists. They’ve passed the art of pottery from generation to generation since the 16th century. Even today, their traditional techniques of making Mexican pots remain the same except some recent changes in the designs, shapes and decorations. This beautiful art was originated in Puebla, Mexico. Yet, most recently, Mexican Talavera pottery designs have mixed with foreign designs due to factors like colonization.

However, Talavera pots are widely used for interior and exterior décor in houses and business places. They have become a must to decorate gardens, patios, open spaces, dining halls and even bedrooms. Also, they are used as bird bath bowls. Whatever the place they’re kept, the majestic look, beauty and value they add never drop down.

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The specialty of Mexican Talavera pots is their uniqueness. Each and every pot has its own identity since they’re all hand-painted individually. Even at this moment, thousands of Mexican artists may be painting designs on clay pots.

Mexican Talavera pots are made of two kinds of clay: dark brown and rosy white. Finished pots are very pretty and colorful. They carry the unique identity of a genuine Mexican craftsmanship. Do you have any issues related to its glazes? In fact, both leaded and non- leaded glazes are used to make modern day clay pots. Lead is of course injurious to health. So, some of you might be avoiding these ceramic pots due to this lead-phobia. But, Talavera pots are assured to be oven safe and non-toxic. Even then, you must handle them with care since they could be chipped or broken just as any other ceramic product. Do you have any issues related to its glazes? In fact, both leaded and non- leaded glazes are used to make modern day clay pots. Lead is of course injurious to health. So, some of you might be avoiding these ceramic pots due to this lead-phobia. But, Talavera pots are assured to be oven safe and non-toxic. Even then, you must handle them with care since they could be chipped or broken just as any other ceramic product.

Mexican Talavera pottery artists take a considerable time duration to finish a fairly large creation. It’s said that they take almost one year to finish certain products. You can use them as flower vases, fruit bowls or to serve certain decorative purposes. Wherever you keep them they do their best in beautifying both inside and outside of any home.