Mexico is world reknown for its skillful artisans in a wide variety of fields. Mexican writer Alberto Ruy Sanchez Lacy called Mexican tile a "chosen skin". Tiles have embellished numerous public and private spaces thoughout Mexico. A glimpse anywhere in Mexico, particularly in the central states, shows the widespread use of talavera tiles decorating a broad range of spaces from kitchens, fountains, facades, interiors of luxurious hacienda homes to churches. It is through traditional artifacts, such as handcrafted tiles, that one can perceive an artisan’s sensibility, and creativity. Handcrafted ceramic tile is a rooted cultural heritage in Mexico, since its practice of making it began in the late sixteen century, around 1570 and 1573. Mexican ceramic tiles have actively played a distinguished role as an important utilitarian and decorative element in Mexican architecture.
Mexican tile is functional, beautiful, and practical, it provides a long lasting wall or surface that is easy to care and maintain. You can install Mexican tiles in virtually any area you want to enjoy their warm and beauty.The tiles are made from clay dug out of the ground and fired to a temperature at which the clay undergoes chemical changes and becomes permanently hard. Then the tile is glazed and decorated by hand, and fired once again to give it its final and lively finish. Its physical characteristics make Mexican tiles particularly attractive and distinctive. Mexican tiles are concave (not perfectly flat). They are characterized as unique, irregular, functional, and expressive.
|Care and Considerations||• Clean with mild cleanser and damp cloth, do not use abrasive cleaners.
• Some glazes such as matte colors are acid sensitive. Do not use cleaners with an acid base since these may cause discoloration.
These knobs look great in my kitchen next to the same pattern tiles that were in the kitchen when I moved in 13 years ago. They needed to be cut down to fit lengthwise but that meant they were sure to fit everywhere.
These knobs were perfect for our project, and the service from Tierra Y Fuego was great! Thanks!!
We ordered these knobs for all of our kitchen cabinets and drawers. They are beautiful and have transformed our cabinets! Shipping was quick and packing was superb. I love the variation between pieces. Truly unique. We will definitely be ordering again when we need more Mexican tile and knobs.
I ordered these knobs for a bar my husband built and they were the perfect finishing touch. One knob arrived with a little chip on it and it was replaced immediately at no charge to me. I expected to have to return the damaged piece but they only asked for a photo and the replacement went out the next day. GREAT customer service. I will definitely order again.
We truly love the hand-painted Cabinet knobs, from our recent purchase. Thank you.