Mexican natives crafted ceramics and pottery thousands of years before the Pre-Columbian period. The pottery of Mesoamerica before the Hispanic conquest was made by molding, coiling, and other methods. The ceramics were not glazed, but were painted with fine colored clays. The Spaniards introduced the potter's wheel. Mexico preserves many artisan ceramic traditions in the center and south of the country, such as Talavera of Puebla, distinguished by a milky-white glaze, and the majolica of Guanajuato, which produces tin-glazed pottery with brightly colored designs on a white background.