The Treasures of Mexico in one Magical Shop
For the past 20 years, The Cobalto Pottery and Tile shop has been at their Francisco Madero Street location in downtown Cabo San Lucas, quietly becoming the undisputed best tile and pottery store in Los Cabos and quite possibly the entire Baja California Region. Their inventory of tiles for kitchen and home offers two differently priced styles based on the Fahrenheit heat they were created. The hotter of course, the better and longer lasting in strength and durability. Cobalto Pottery also features a dazzling, artistically, hand crafted chic and stylish set of purses and leather wallets. Other in-store items include guaranteed not to break bowls, jewelry boxes, household address tile numbers, coffee mugs, crosses, key chains, dream catchers, piggy banks, plates, and original Mexican Hallmark-theme cards that are unique, distinct and exceedingly cute.
Their very knowledgeable and experienced artesanal industry owner, Raquel, who originally hails from the mainland Mexican state of Jalisco, imports all of her merchandise from the states of Guanajuato and Oaxaca; where she is well known and respected. “I like to help the artists in the promotion and sales of their work, from the small towns whose passion for what they create has been a livelihood in their generations for years,’’ she said.
In the world of mankind, all the earliest forms of pottery were made from clays that were fired at low temperatures, initially in pit-fires or in open bonfires. They were hand formed and un-decorated. Earthenware can be fired as low as 600 °C. Porcelain is made by heating materials, generally including kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between 1,200 and 1,400 °C (2,200 and 2,600 °F). The Venus of Dolní Vestonice figurine, a statuette of a nude female has been dated to being made as far back as 29,000–25,000 BC. In Mexico, Maya ceramics date back to 3,500–2,000 BC.
Cobalto Pottery can be found in many Los Cabos hotels and have been purchased by several Airbnb and property management clients for their rental and for sale properties. Some Cobalto Pottery, Tile and Handbag items are brought in from local artisans in Todos Santos, La Paz and San Jose del Cabo. The hand-made from paper post cards available for as little as $7 USD ($133 pesos). For more information please visit http://www.cobaltomexico .com or call Raquel at the store located around the corner from Amelia Wilkes Plaza and Cabo Wabo Cantina (624) 105-0046.