Mexican dinnerware is perfect for decorating a home and it will definitely brighten up your table. Talavera pottery is very popular in Mexican décor. Talavera ceramic is used to make dinnerware, decorative figurines and even sinks. Tile made of this material is also used to decorate buildings inside and out.
Authentic Talavera pottery is made by hand, usually using a potter's wheel, fired, glazed and hand-painted, re-glazed and then fired again. It can actually take an artist months to complete a piece because the details of producing it, so this hand painted dinnerware definitely deserves appreciation.
Some hand-painted dinnerware is created simply for decorating, and is not food-safe. Before you use this type of dinnerware to eat or drink from, be sure to read the article about the safety of ceramic dinnerware. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
Aside from the traditional, authentic Talavera dinnerware, other types of dinnerware are considered to be Mexican dinnerware because they are inspired by Mexican culture. These include different styles of dinnerware from Mexico and Southwestern Dinnerware along with dinnerware that is used to serve Mexican dishes.