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.
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5 Reviews for Clay Imports
Lauren Allyn Interiors
We have worked with Clay Imports for years on multiple projects and have always loved their product. They are professional, easy to work with, and make custom orders a breeze. They have beautiful tile and we love the way our orders turn out!
We had a smooth business relationship without any problems and delay. And also we want to mention that you are very professional about following your works and carrying out the correspondences with your clients in a very fast way as possible. Always a great pleasure to work with you. -Karoistanbul
Open Envelope Studio
Anytime we have tile spec'd on a landscape design project, we reach out to Zac of Clay Imports. He is always so considerate and has fantastic attention to detail. This company is family-oriented and we can vouch for how wonderful their team is. If you want to check out some gorgeous tile and get inspired, check out their store. Clay Imports is the real deal!
I bought most of the talavera tile for my house from Clay Imports. They were a great source for Mexican tile in Texas and had the biggest selection I could find in the state. Nick was very knowledgable and helped me coordinate things as well as special order custom made pieces for my house. Prices were fair and everyone at the store was a pleasure to deal with.
The best source of Mexican Talavera decorative and Saltillo Tile in Central Texas.