The Talavera ceramic, also known as Majolica ceramic, is perhaps the most celebrated of the Mexican ceramics art forms. The evolution of this form can be traced back to Spain, with strong Arabic influences in it. Today, the town of Puebla is the largest retainer of this art, but several Talavera pieces are also founded in places such as Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato.
The original Talavera is just produced in Puebla. México. The real Talavera ceramic it has (PDO) Protected Designation of Origin. Talavera it has to be made in the region, with local materials and following the traditional Talavera process introduced by the Spaniards in the 16th Century. It has to be certified and with the certification number at the bottom of each piece and the name of the company name.