Our History

With aspects and influences ranging from Italian, Spanish, Moroccan, Chinese, and Mexican; our Maiolica (Talavera) crosses the cultures and brings a beauty to everyday life. Each piece is completely handmade and can take up to three months to complete.

Arte Ventosa follows the same vision of Enrique Luis Ventosa Fina of Puebla established in 1917. Ventosa, who came to Puebla from Barcelona, Spain in 1898, commenced to elevate the modern standard of the clay art by reviving many of the old designs. Ventosa substantially changed the direction of the Puebla Maiolica industry by the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century by giving a new and glorious life to the Talavera ceramics of Puebla, which having been abandoned for many years, had been restored by this capable and prestigious Spaniard.

Maiolica Poblana or Talavera continues to be associated with the finest glazed ceramics of Mexico and one of the most important ceramic traditions of the Western hemisphere.