KÜTAHYA HAS BEEN THE CERAMIC WORKSHOP OF TURKEY BY MEANS OF ITS GREAT ARTISANS WHO PRODUCE COLORFUL CERAMICS FROM EARTH.
‘The Tiled Vase’ welcomes you when you arrive in Zafer Meydanı (the Victory Square) in Kütahya, also known as the ceramic workshop of Turkey.
Made in the 1970s, ‘The Tiled Vase’ located at the city square is the symbol of a culture that reaches from palaces to hammams, and from churches to mosques and Kütahya where the best ceramic artisans of the world have been trained for centuries.
According to a legend, a widowed woman brings vases, plates, carafes, pots, and cups to the marketplace. They grab everyone’s attention because of their durability and elegance. Other merchants follow the widow. She goes to where today’s Kütahya is settled and fills her saddlebag with earth. Then the city becomes settled in here and it is called “Seramorum” meaning the city of ceramics. Ever since, Kütahya has been the home of many ceramic workshops.
Those ceramics combined with the art of ceramics come to life in a wide usage area from our kitchens to walls. Because of the substances, that ceramic contains, it observes the radiation, allowing people to embrace healthier living environments.
Chinaware made in Kütahya also becomes prominent with its colors. Red, cobalt blue, purple, black, and turquoise colors used to be used heavily in chinaware; however, today the use of mostly blue and white draw attention. The Tiled Vase decorated with these colors is located in the middle of a pool, which is decorated with fountains, and it draws attention with its beauty.
When you go to Kütahya, you can visit the S. Sadık Atakan Private Ceramics Museum, which was opened in the house where the first provincial treasurer of the city used to live. You can see the most beautiful ceramic works of the last 250 years, and observe the thousands of works of the best ceramic artisans.