Clay Imports
Masters of Talavera Tile and More In the small town of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, located 150 miles northwest of Mexico City, you will discover a national treasure. In 1929, Don Francisco Olguin Hobart began to create original Talavera tile. He maintained careful control of all tile designs and color tones then passed on his "artesanal" traditions to his son, Hugo Olguin and his family, to carry on as they have for centuries before. Labor is performed by hand and foot, as the clay is crushed in much the same way Italians crush grapes. The clay blocks are then molded, scored and cut to size. Each tile is then individually hand painted by Talavera artisans. Consorcio Artesanal, LLC, the parent company of Clay Imports Artesanal, has produced Talavera tile and the new Alhambra Series tile for many famous, architecturally-rich structures including the remarkable Museo Nacional de Niño’s (National Children’s Museum); the Palacio Nacional de Bellas Artes. (National Palace of Artists) and the Centro Nacional de Las Artes (National Center for the Arts). All are located in the Federal District of Mexico City. Clay Imports Artesanal has one objective. Provide Talavera tile of true source and craftsmanship from the largest inventory located at our warehouse in Austin, Texas, USA. We invite you to visit our Talavera factory if you plan to visit the area, in the meantime, you are only a click away from your Talavera selection or to answer any questions you may have. Our Talavera, Alhambra and Cotto San Miguel tile are ASTM tested for absorption, temperature extremes and durability. And we are the only producer of RoHS-compliant LEAD FREE tile. Color. Durability. Texture. Design and Artistry. You feel the quality of Clay Import Artesanal’s Talavera tile in your hands and see it with your eyes.
Services Provided

Tiles

Areas Served

Austin, Houston, Dallas

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