Turkish ceramics

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A full page ad for Turkish Ceramics in April’s World of Interiors took me off on a web search of discovery today. If you had said ‘ceramics’, I’d have thought ‘Italy’, but I found some striking products that have their roots in a tradition of ceramics production that started 8000 years ago.

Jewelery designer Sultanissima pointed me in the direction of Turkish Ceramics with her strikingly colourful photo and blog post covering a trip to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul (click below).

Turkish Ceramics, Istanbul, via Sultinissima

From the Turkish Ceramics website I found that the Turkish ceramic industry has expanded its output tenfold over the last decade, increasing exports by 15% and production capacity by 18% annually. Today, the world’s largest ceramic sanitaryware and tile manufacturing facilities are in Turkey. The country ranks seventh in terms of production and fifth in terms of exports, with Turkish ceramic manufacturers exporting top-quality products to over 100 nations on five continents.

More Ceramic Floor and Wall tiles on ESI.info

Iznikium ceramic tiles from Istanbul

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