When it comes to providing dinnerware sets that can be classed as highly decorative as well as strongly functional performers you virtually can’t go past Mexican dinnerware sets. Usually when we talk about quality decorative pottery from Mexico we are referring to Talavera pottery and the reliability and beauty of the sets that are produced in this style are second to none. These dinnerware sets are made from stoneware, a style of pottery that provides tough plates and bowls that are also versatile and pleasing to look at.
There is an endless array of colourful Mexican Talavera dinnerware designs and the fact they are all hand painted means that every piece is unique. The extravagant nature of the designs means that any dinner party to use Talavera plates and bowls is going to look festive and exciting. A large part of the popularity of Mexican dinnerware sets and pottery in general is the creative way in which it is decorated with definite influences from the surrounding landscapes and local flora and fauna.
Talavera pottery is not the only style of Mexican dinnerware sets available with more quality stoneware available decorated in more traditional single colors. The Mara Stoneware collection provides some very attractive examples of Mexican design and quality dinnerware is the result.
It is possible to use your Mexican dinnerware sets, or at least part of the set, as decorative features placed in key spots in the room. This type of pottery, when made in the more decorative designs with pinched and scalloped edges, makes the most exquisite pieces that can be appreciated just for their design quality. Although you my not buy a Mexican dinnerware set based on its ability to be used in a decorative nature, it should certainly be used as one of the assets and potential uses.
Take a look at the various ways in which Talavera pottery has been featured elsewhere on the site. We have already featured Talavera tiles, Talavera plates, Talavera pottery with scalloped rims, Talavera serving trays, Talavera round bowls, Talavera oval platters.