Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Turkish ceramics

We were privileged to visit the underground Guray Museum of Ceramics. Pots on display ranged from 3,000BC to more modern work by living Turkish Master Craftsmen. This area in Avanos is noted for red clay used in the production of many beautiful items.
This is a wine jar and goblets. To pour the wine you put your arm through the hole and support the jar on your shoulder and pour!
 Stages of production include hand built pottery on a foot spun wheel to moulded large platters and finally hand painting, colouring, glazing and firing. Above is a piece on order.

 Below is a vase used to collect a wife's tears cried while her husband was away from home for long periods!


1 comment:

  1. Workmanship is beautiful. Love to have some of these.