Growing up in central Texas, I’ve always had an affinity for the beautiful influences of Mexican culture, specifically Talavera tile. The intricacy of the designs have always spoken to me as an artist as each piece is uniquely hand painted.
I did a short design fellowship in college in Mexico City and Talavera pottery & tile can be found all over the place. It made the city come alive with color and art. It made the city feel mesmerizing and perhaps even a little romantic. I thought adding a Talavera inspired pattern to the February sock would be a fun twist on a Valentine’s Day theme!
- Hanna King, This Month's Designer