Off the highway to Cholula, near the University of the Americas, is the factory and showroom for Talavera de la Reyna, an extraordinary maker of ceramics that equals the work of Talavera Uriarte. The location is off the beaten path and you will need a taxi to get there. We negotiated 100 pesos with a driver to take us to Cholula with a 30 minute stop at the talavera tile factory. He didn’t have any easy time finding it … you have to really want to get there. The address is Camino a la Carcana 2413, which is discretely marked with a tile on a high vine covered wall that faces the street. Inside is a stunning courtyard surrounded by rooms displaying the work. The workshop is in the back. This is where we purchased the sink for our Teotitlan del Valle casita bathroom after looking at Uriarte and other fabricas. Here’s a photo of our sink and the ceramics at Talavera de la Reyna (they have another smaller shop at the Museo Amparo).
Search by Topic
See Us Social
Norma Contributes Two Chapters!
- Norma Schafer and Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC has offered programs in Mexico since 2006. We have over 30 years of experience developing and delivering award-winning programs for Indiana University, University of Virginia, George Washington University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Study tours are personally curated and introduce you to Mexico's most stunning artisans. They are off-the-beaten path, internationally recognized, live and work at home where it is safe and secure to travel. Groups are limited to 12 people for the most personal experience.
Workshops are scheduled according to your travel plans. Send us your available dates.
Designers, retailers, wholesalers, universities and other organizations come to us to develop customized itineraries, meetings and conferences. It's our pleasure to make arrangements.
Tell us how we can put a program together for you! Send an email firstname.lastname@example.org