It’s hard to believe that it has been almost 2 years since my wife and I came up with the idea of creating a website that would be a resource for those who share our love for Mexican Talavera designs. We were heading back from a long weekend in the sandstone canyon country of Southeastern Utah. We were so into the discussion that we missed our turnoff and wound up taking a scenic tour of the Navajo Indian reservation which was great except our fuel gauge was square on empty. Well we made it to a gas station and on towards home excited with the idea of creating Mexican Tile Designs!
After months and months of scheming we needed to involve someone who had experience with importing product from Mexico. We knew just the folks to approach with the idea. Rich and Jen Brown own a wonderful store, Artesanos Design Collection, here in Durango Colorado that is full of beautiful furniture, accessories and art from all over Mexico. Everytime I wander through the store, I discover new things tucked away here and there. Artesanos had the importing infrastructure in place but not the time and energy to expand into Talavera products. They too, were excited with the idea and a great partnership was formed.
Making it Real
We have spent almost 7 months designing and developing the website, and loading the product description and inventory into the database. Looking at it now, I am struck with the same feeling I get when reaching the top of our many peaks here in Southern Colorado. It takes the same steady pace to make either goal a reality. The website will never be completely “finished”. We are committed to continuous quality improvement in all that we do and are on the constant prowl to find new and unique items that celebrate the spirit and beauty of the Mexican people. We are excited about the inventory we have put together for you and are planning another buying trip for the near future. We hope you will spend some time on our website www.mexicantiledesigns.com and return often as we continue to bring in new items for you to choose from. As always, please do not hesitate to give us a call or send us an email with your comments and suggestions!