When Emily announced in the spring that she was planning a buying trip to Mexico, I knew we would be in for something special. After all, the crafts of Gorky Gonzalez, Capelo, and Talavera Vazquez are nothing less than spectacular. I love how beautifully crafted all their pieces are, and the fantastic functionality. It’s hard to choose favorites, but I wanted to pull together a must-have list just in case you were seeking the perfect gift or to add to your own collection.
Large Triple Dish – La Flor
The colors of this Gorky Gonzalez’s triple dish are so vibrant. I can see why Emily hand-picked this on her visit to his showroom. This triple dish is beautifully-painted and one of a kind. Perfect for serving a variety of olives, nuts, or complimentary sauces.
Mini Rectangular Plate with Rooster
Another Gorky piece, this charming little dish can be used in so many ways, from resting a coffee spoon on the kitchen counter to keeping jewelry next to your bed. I love the rooster depiction. (And remember: roosters in the kitchen bring good luck!)
Footed Plate with Blue Stripes
There is just something about blue and white ceramics that I cannot deny. That’s why this beautifully-crafted cake plate really stands out to me. It is completely multi-functional, not only would it perfectly present a cake, it also makes a great surface for serving cheese and crackers. It’s rustic, yet contemporary. To me, it’s perfect.
La Mexicana Mixing Bowl
So functional! This deep bowl is great for mixing dough, tossing a salad or filling with fruit on the kitchen counter. Looks great with Gorky’s colorful plates.
Venado Verde Mini Plate
This plate makes me think of fall and Thanksgiving. I’d love to serve dessert on it. Venado means deer in Spanish. While it is meant to be a bread plate, this mini plate also makes a great soap dish, spoon rest, butter dish, and/or dessert plate.
These new arrivals from Emilia Ceramics are just the tip of the iceberg. Discover more great pieces by clicking on the image below.