We buy our pottery in Dolores Hidalgo. The type of pottery is called talavera and it is hand painted on red clay and fired three times in a kiln. The workers sit on low stools and paint freehand using black to outline the design and later paint over in colour. They use traditional designs developed hundreds of years ago. It’s sometimes functional and often whimsical and always colourful. We buy mainly from two different families who have supplied our talavera for 20 years.