Talavera de la Reina

There is evidence of Roman pottery made in Talavera de la Reina, although the clay industry comes on the decoration of the muslim tradition. With the advent of Christianity Talavera ceramics adapted to new forms, incorporating human iconography faience. It is with the arrival of Jan Floris potter from the provinces of Flanders, when acquired Talavera ways and methods that were used in the pottery of Delft in the Netherlands.

The pottery has been traditionally one of the most important economic activities in the city. For example, was included by King Philip II in the monastery of El Escorial, in which there are many pottery pieces from this locality of the 1500 season. This makes all the palaces and European monarchies have in the Talavera pottery in the same category of Delft or Sevres.

There are several types of Talavera pottery, according to the times and reasons, but stresses the typical ceramic blue and white series that mimics the official colors of the city.