Mexican Pottery History
Mexican Pottery History Is Very Long And Rich As The History Of Mexico Is
Mexican pottery has always been highly respected and collectible.
Tourists and collectors from all over the world are coming to Mexico to enjoy it’s stunning beaches, gorgeous mountains and lovely cities.
All visitors to Mexico bring home very nice memories, some of them like to bring shells from attractive Mexico beaches while most of them choose to bring popular souvenirs.
Old Mexican pottery has always been the most popular souvenirs and work of art of exquisite Mexican people.
Mexican people had a rich and long history of producing pottery long before the arrival of the Spaniards.
When Spaniards arrived in the 1600s they introduced some new techniques and new styles in pottery production. The combination of these new techniques and the techniques of the Mexican people produced a new form of pottery called Talavera.
Talavera pottery draws its name from the city Talavera de la Reina, Spain. But in Mexican pottery history you can feel the influence of other nations not only the Spaniards. The Moors, Chinese, Egyptians gave their contribution to the lovely pieces of Mexican pottery.
In recent history, in the early 1950s a woman named Dona Rosa Real together with her husband Juventino Nieto produced very shiny, black pottery known as barro negro. Her descendants keep family tradition and today they are still producing beautiful pieces of black Mexican pottery.
Today talented potters and sculptors create black Mexican pottery that is adored by people all around the world.
This black pottery is made only in the area of San Bartolo De Coyotepec and special properties of the clay found in this area can’t be found anywhere else.
Black Mexican pottery is a real treasure with its almost glass-like surface, excellent curving and lovely details.
Each piece is produced by hand and with plenty of patience making this old Mexican pottery unique and special work of art.