a Talavera style plate
These ceramic pots are tin-glazed earthenware. They represent a new
style of pottery introduced in Puebla in late 18th and early 19th century.
A wider range of colors replaced the more traditional blue and white
ceramics. This style is called azul punche, a reference to the light
blue background color.
Work of Art:
Frame: Four Classes (45 minute periods each)
students will be able to:
and discuss the cultural characteristics of the tin glazed earthenware
pottery of Colonial Mexico.
apply the concept of radial symmetry.
create their own Talavera style plate.
skills. Complete TEKS for 6th grade
a. and b.
2. Creative expression/performance: b..and c.
3. Historical cultural heritage: b.
4. Response/evaluation: b.
- plastic plate
- paper strips
2. While viewing
the flower pot and the chamber pot, have students discuss the repetition
of pattern, the many colors including the blue background, and the
many shapes and designs.
Discuss the floral motifs on each piece.
Discuss symmetry and how it is used in radial
discussing and viewing the motifs found in the Talavera pottery,
students shall compose a design for their plate.
symmetry and radial design elements.
will use the papier mache process to create a plate in the Talavera
will tear newspaper strips and soak in water for papier mache.
a solution of one part Elemers glue and one part warer for the the
papier mache solution.
each piece in the solution.
students remove excess water from each piece.
laying strips on a plastic plate.
the plate, making sure the pieces are flat and smooth.
the strips around the edge of the plate. Let dry.
mache should be smooth and cover late completely. Talavera designs
should be clearly visible on plate.