These two pots are precisely what I envision when I think of Mexican pottery. They’re bright, colorful, and make a perfect accent. And while they may not work with all decors, there’s no denying their visual impact.
Mexico has a tradition of pottery and ceramics stretching back thousands of years. Even before Pre-Columbian times (and before Mexico was Mexico), pottery was a part of their culture. And if what I saw in the Mercado de Artesanías (Artist’s Market) in San Miguel de Allende is typical, Mexican potters have learned a thing or two in that time.
I haven’t seen so much vibrant pottery in one place since our trip to Peru. I particularly enjoyed the huge variety of items and color combinations at the Mercado.
Hands down, my favorite piece was the Day of The Dead Wedding Couple. This is one of the most hilarious and delightful pieces of art that I’ve seen in forever. I liked it so much that I can see this pair sitting atop my tombstone. That would wake up the neighbors.
Happy Trails and RIP,