Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Oak Cliff Cultural Center!
Today’s “True” Talavera tile and pottery comes from the rich black and white volcanic soils in and around Puebla, Mexico. Here the tradition and technique of hand-forming these tiles define this vivid craft. But Mexico hasn’t always been Talavera’s home. The history of Talavera spans centuries, cultures and continents.
In the 15th and 16th centuries, the central Iberian town of Talavera de la Reina became internationally renowned for ceramics. They called it “La Ciudad de la Cerámica,” or the “The City of Ceramics.” The city’s designs owe a lot to the international population that resided there. This includes Dutch and Arab settlers that contributed new techniques, tools and tastes that ultimately informed the Talavera style. – The History of Talavera Tile
About the Workshop
Participants will decorate their very own Talavera tiles that they can then take home. OC3 gallery coordinator Iris Bechtol will guide participants through the workshop and inform participants about the history and folklore that surrounds Talavera tiles.
How to Attend
Participants may sign-up for the workshop beginning Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 PM by visiting Sept. 25 | Talavera Tiles workshop – Oak Cliff Cultural Center (dallasculture.org)