Rodolfo Padilla grew up living his art at his fatherís ceramic studio. In 1981 he won a scholarship to study ceramic design and materials in Japan and then went on to continue his studies in Argentina and Italy. Rodo Padilla has presented his work at a number of expositions in Japan, Europe, South America, Mexico and the United States. He is an accomplished ceramicist and sculptor.
Currently Padilla divides his daily work time to several studios where he sculpts.
Around 2010 he became acquainted with Juan Prado.
Prado Ceramics became a unique stoneware success story of the synergistic blending of stoneware designs from Rodo Padilla and Juan Prado. Prado, renown restaurateur of the very popular La Terraza de la Abuela, explored stoneware production possibilities for his restaurants with Rodo Padilla. While Padilla sought more time for creating fine art sculptures in his studios, Juan Prado expanded his expertise in high temperature fired ceramics and eventually took over the stoneware production. The happy result of their relationship was the continuation of the ever popular Mug Tree and Accessoriesline by Padilla and the fabulous square tableware designs and bold new glazes from Prado.
C&C Ceramic purchased the business from Juan Prado.
C&C Ceramic is a unique stoneware success story of the synergistic blending of stoneware designs from Rodo Padilla and C&C Ceramic.
The happy result of their relationship is the continuation of the ever popular Mug Tree stoneware line by Padilla and the fabulous Dinnerware Accessories line featuring square tableware designs and bold new glazes from C&C Ceramic that can be seen at Blaze International.
As one can see from the information above Padilla products have not actually been produced by Rodo Padilla for quite a few years, they are still produced using the techniques developed by Padilla. They are all now produced by C&C Ceramic.
Our inventory still has some products that were produced by Prado Ceramics but none produced by Padilla as he has actually been out of the production of his original products for years. All products of C&C Ceramic are produced using the techniques he developed.
We allow our customers to search the Padilla and Prado products separately because they were familiar with these products and the search engines could find them.
PRODUCT INFORMATION--All of Our Products are Made in Mexico
A very durable material, stoneware will last for years while keeping its original beauty. Each piece is fired
twice at a high temperature and finished by hand. Minor imperfections are therefore a common
characteristic of hand-finished stoneware products. Strict quality control has been established to ensure
you the highest quality possible at the best price.
There are many factors that determine variations in colors that result from high-fired glazed stoneware,
many of which are a challenge to control. Therefore, each piece is unique and there are often variations
Only lead-free glazes are used and the product is tested to ensure that there are no traces of either
lead or cadmium.