Beyond the city of Guanajuato, just outside the mining town of Valenciana, is the village of Santa Rosa where a local family has created majolica ceramics for generations. One of the styles is similar to Italian pottery that one can find in the Siena hills outside of Florence, with soft, muted colors and subtle paintings of fruit and wildlife. The workshop and display are filled with dishes, platters, bowls, every type of dinnerware imaginable, plus beautiful urns and planters.
Already packed to the seams of my luggage, I managed to get away with two stunning, small pieces that I could cram in and bring back to the U.S. They are offered for sale here. These are high-fire and lead-free!
Prices include shipping to anywhere in the continental U.S. Please contact me directly with your interest in purchasing and I will send you a PayPal invoice.
SOLD. Small jug for milk or juice, hand-painted with fruit assortment–blue grapes, lemon, mango, pomegranate, and peaches. Stands about 7″ high. $58 USD.
Small salad or butter plate (above, right), about 6″ in diameter. Has holes on the back to make this lovely piece suitable for wall hanging. $23 USD.