Commitment to Quality
Because our pottery is crafted by hand, no two pieces are ever alike. Our family’s work is truly Old Mexico, and evokes a time and place where simplicity, elegance and functionality trumped flash and fancy marketing. Our commitment to quality is simple: we guarantee our work and stand behind it 100 percent.
High-fired Means Lasting, Freeze-Resistant Beauty
We fire our pottery in hand-built, wood-fired kilns for a minimum of 12 hours at very high temperatures. The sand that is mixed with our mineral-rich clay essentially melts, sealing the pots’ “pores,” which creates a water-tight product that is guaranteed to be freeze-resistant. As long as the pot has good drainage, they can be used outdoors, year ‘round in any climate. We know. We’ve tested them for years in the Midwest, the Northeast, the Northwest and right here at home in the high desert of Silver City, New Mexico, where temperatures drop to zero every winter!
The pottery of Regalos de la Tierra is one-of-a-kind. You’ll notice darkened areas amid the rosy orange color of the pots. These are fire clouds, where the flames from the wood-fired kiln touched the pot during the firing process. Much of the unique coloration comes from the native wood, Huamuchil, which has a dark red core.
Many of our designs are very old, and were used originally for things like water and food storage. Today, you’ll still find our ollas and casuelas used for cooking over an open fire, and our water pitchers on the traditional Zapotec table. We use ours primarily for making Mexican chocolate – yum! Keep an eye on our blog posts for some of our favorite recipes!
See our booth from the Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago, Illinois
Avelino and Lisa Jimenez
Regalos de la Tierra Pottery Company
515 W. 7th Street
Silver City, NM 88061