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Talavera Tile, hand painted, La Corona Family, Puebla Mexico 4" x 4" I

Mexico
$12.95

Talavera Tile, hand painted, La Corona Family, Puebla mexico   4" x 4"

Cayetano Corona Gaspariano is a potter from Mexico. The village of San Pablo Del Monte in Tlaxcala. He left home at age thirteen to learn the craft in Puebla working at the Uriarte Family Bodega. In 1981, he decided to return to San Pablo del Monte, founding his own workshop with his sons. This eventually grew into the current La Corona.

The pieces are made with two types of clay, a black sandy type and a rose-colored clay, both bought in bulk in Puebla. The clays are blended, wet and left to ferment before pieces are shaped, usually with molds. Then pieces are set to dry in a sealed room, which can take up to a month. The unglazed pieces are fired, the coated in a white glaze made with tin and lead. The designs painted on with mineral pigments limited to the traditional colors of Talavera ceramics.

In 2001, Corona Gaspariano was named a “grand master” by the Fomento Cultural Banamex.

***please call or email for specific tile inventory

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Talavera Tile, hand painted, La Corona Family, Puebla mexico   4" x 4"

Cayetano Corona Gaspariano is a potter from Mexico. The village of San Pablo Del Monte in Tlaxcala. He left home at age thirteen to learn the craft in Puebla working at the Uriarte Family Bodega. In 1981, he decided to return to San Pablo del Monte, founding his own workshop with his sons. This eventually grew into the current La Corona.

The pieces are made with two types of clay, a black sandy type and a rose-colored clay, both bought in bulk in Puebla. The clays are blended, wet and left to ferment before pieces are shaped, usually with molds. Then pieces are set to dry in a sealed room, which can take up to a month. The unglazed pieces are fired, the coated in a white glaze made with tin and lead. The designs painted on with mineral pigments limited to the traditional colors of Talavera ceramics.

In 2001, Corona Gaspariano was named a “grand master” by the Fomento Cultural Banamex.

***please call or email for specific tile inventory

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SKU: Talavera I
Availability: 5 3/4" SQUARE