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striking ceramic known as Talavera is over 800 years old, originating
in the Talavera de la Reina region of Spain. At that time, it was
called Majolica. Known for its beautiful glaze work, Talavera was
imported to Mexico in the 16th century where it was used to decorate
monasteries and churches with tiles and religious figures. Talavera is
not turned or tin glazed. The pigments are brushed onto raw or unfired
glaze. Each piece takes between 12 and 15 days to complete. It must set
for 16 to 18 hours before being liquefied and poured into molds. The
pieces are then hand polished and fired for six hours at 1500 (F)
degrees, then painted and baked again in an 1800 (F) degree oven.
Prehispanic Mexican craftsmen blended the majolica process with their
own interpretation of the method to work the clays of the region and
incorporated their art forms and colors. Their product came to be known
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