It is commonly used for the Barro negro pottery made in San Bartolo Coyotepec. Both glazed and burnished items are made in modern Mexico. If the material is to be burnished, it is usually covered in a slip, then polished with a stone or a piece of metal.
Talavera pottery is originated in the form of Mexican and Spanish pottery tradition named after the Spanish Talavera de la Reina pottery, from Talavera de la Reina, in Spain. The Mexican pottery is a type of tin-glazed earthenware, generally with a white base glaze type.
Before the Pre-Columbian period, the ceramics in Mexico were started , when pottery crafts and ceramic arts developed with the first modern civilizations and cultures of Mesoamerica. With one exception, pre-Hispanic wares were not glazed, but rather polished by burning and painted with coloured fine clay slips. The potter’s wheel was unknown as well; pieces were shaped by moulding, coiling and other methods.