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Thomas goes with his husband each summer to Mexico, where friends of theirs have a house, and it’s there he came across this Mexican Talavera pottery done in collaboration with the graphic designer Germán Montalvo. “Talavera originally came from Spain, and it’s defined by the type of clay and the low temperature used for firing and the chemicals used to make glazes. At this point, there is an official Mexican Talavera that comes out of Puebla. Mostly what they do is reproduce these historical patterns, but they’ve started bringing in designers to update and collaborate. I love these because they would never have done some of these patterns, and they definitely would never have married them like that. And as contemporary as this is, it still feels related to history of Mexico.”