Tlaquepaque’s association with pottery starts with its very name, which is derived from the Náhuatl language and interpreted as “Atop Clay Hills.” Such is the connection that an expression in Mexico, “jarrito de Tlaquepaque” (“little clay jar from Tlaquepaque”) is commonly used to refer to someone perceived as delicate, or easily hurt. This pottery history has been celebrated in the form of the Regional Museum of Pottery since 1954.
The museum is housed in the buildings of a former 19th-century hacienda. Its collection consists mostly of pottery pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries and showcases a large variety of techniques and finishes.
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