Mexican Ceramic Lead Free
MexGrocer.com is proud to give you access to Mexico’s amazing creativity and skill through our Ceramic Products. The best part of our products is that they are lead free and safe for use in your home. Garnish your kitchen and dining room table with our ceramic platters, dishes, bowls, salt and pepper shakers, coffee pots and creamers. As well as giving your next fiesta, event or family reunion a real stylish Mexican look, and showing your pride for Mexican culture. Enjoy some delicious gamesa cookies with your friends while serving and preparing coffee with our traditional coffee pot and creamer. Also decorate your home, patios and gardens with our beautiful ceramic flower pots. Whatever you choose, our Mexican pottery will decorate your home beautifully as well as display a unique art that has been passed down through generations and different cultures. So bring the flavor, the art and creativity of Mexico right into your home with Aid to Artisans in Mexico designs.
Mexican pottery (ceramics) dates all the way back to pre-Columbian times, starting with the Mesoamerican cultures: the ancient Olmecs and Aztecs. The Spanish colonizers would later influence Mexican ceramics, which has become a unique and varied craft. Mexico’s art and creativity can be viewed through its wonderful pottery.
The Olmecs were considered the mother of all Mesoamerican cultures and influenced other cultures after it, especially with their art and pottery. Ceramic figures and various types of utensils were found in the archeological ruins of the Olmec cities of Tajin, La Venta, San Lorenzo and Tres Zapotes where some of the culture’s ceramics still survive today. The Olmec’s pottery showed that primitive techniques were used to create them such as the use of clay, the knowledge of some primitive firing techniques, their coloring and painting designs.
The Teotihuacan culture (100 BC and 800 AD) used paint and smoothing techniques for decorating, as well as using clay and stucco in their pottery.
The most varied of ceramics known in Mexican culture comes from the ancient Aztecs, who used orange and red clay to make all types of earthenware such as cups, jugs, pots and plates. The most popular colors used in the Aztec’s designs were red, orange, black and white.
With the arrival of the Spanish settlers, societies were blended which allowed for the indigenous people to learn and adopt new techniques. These combinations of styles lead to some of the most popular ceramic styles of Mexican earthenware known today, such as the Talavera. This type of pottery is only produced in Puebla and is a direct descendant of the Arabic-Andalusian tradition that began in Spain during the 19th century.
As can been seen Mexican ceramic brings together the unique influences of pre-Hispanic, European, Oriental and Arabic cultures that include Persia, China, Japan and Korea. Whatever the influence or the technique used, Mexican ceramics has a unique flavor and individuality that has been appreciated worldwide for thousands of years thanks to its art and quality.