Porcelain Special Styles
Our Special line of tiles are the most labor intensive of all of the Poblana Talavera that we create. Reflecting both a traditional design from Puebla, and modern interpretations of traditional native art, these special tiles require the most time and technique to paint.
Mexican ceramic artistry is fed by the two great tributaries, the indigenous and the European. Pottery is generally considered to be the greatest of all pre-Hispanic arts. The Europeans brought glazing, the potter’s wheel, lacquers and new shapes. For several centuries the Spanish derived Talavera ware and low-fire native ceramics remained separate. Today ceramics is the most widely practiced craft in Mexico. Every state of the republic works in clay. The diversity is dazzling, both in kind and in technique – from the functional to the ornamental to the sheer fantastical. New forms arise constantly as modern materials simplify work, consumer needs shift, clay becomes available, and each generation of ceramists evokes its own innovations. Mexico remains, as before, a land of potters. from: Mexicolor, the Spirit of Mexican Design
Talavera tiles have many creators among Mexican tile companies, but only Latin Accents offers both artistic handcrafted porcelain tile and traditional clay body ceramic tile for use in all climates and all installations. Porcelain pool tile that is tested to be frost resistant or for stair riser accent tile, outdoor kitchen tile decoration, retaining wall tile or for use in fountains are possible with our unique exterior tile creations. Similarly it can be used as decorative tile for kitchen backsplashes, bathroom sink and tile, and as floor tile accents.
Latin Accents' traditional ceramic clay body for use indoors or in mild climates, are made of handcrafted tile bodies for a more rustic look. Our talavera tile designs are almost entirely uniquely ours. Latin Accents' Catalina tile line has been created to complement as accent tile, patios of natural stone, terra cotta and earth toned ceramics, bringing a new direction to the Mexican talavera tile tradition.