Museo Nacional de la Cerámica


Among the best of the many ceramics museums in the greater Guadalajara region, this one focuses largely on works from Tonalá, arguably the finest in central Mexico. Among the most memorable styles are barro bruñido and barro canela. Located in the one-time home of Jorge Wilmot, an artist best known for introducing high fire techniques to Mexican ceramic art.

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