Classic Recipe for Tortilla Espanola

Classic Recipe for Tortilla Espanola
There are several tapas that are the bread and butter of Spain.  The Spanish Tortilla is one of them.  Really, who can argue with potatoes, eggs and onions?  The Tortilla Espanola is a fabulous appetizer.  Rebecca Brand was kind enough to feature our Tierra Collection of terracotta pottery in a recent recipe video she made.  Please … Continue reading Classic Recipe for Tortilla Espanola

Tell tale signs of artisan produced, hand painted Spanish pottery

Tell tale signs of artisan produced, hand painted Spanish pottery
If one looks close at ceramic pieces, you can spot tell tale signs left by artisan’s hands. The hand crafting process leaves small differences, and the hand painting and glazing process leaves signs and small imperfections. First, it is important to know that Spanish artisans use certain tools and implements when they are producing pottery.… Continue reading Tell tale signs of artisan produced, hand painted Spanish pottery

How pottery is made in Spain – hand thrown, mold pressed and mold poured

How pottery is made in Spain – hand thrown, mold pressed and mold poured
I have visited many pottery factories and workshops in the Andalusia and Castilla-La Mancha regions of Spain and I have enjoyed learning more about the long tradition of producing ceramics.  Many of the factories specialize in certain techniques, products and designs.  One of the interesting details in the production is how the piece is made,…… Continue reading How pottery is made in Spain – hand thrown, mold pressed and mold poured

Talavera de la Reina

Talavera de la Reina
There are several important areas in Spain that produce hand painted ceramics. Each area has specific styles, designs and methods. Talavera de la Reina refers to one such area, and the type of ceramics that are produced. The following slides show some of the traditional designs and pieces. Please let me know what you think… Continue reading Talavera de la Reina