Another wonderful event with our IWI Partner Şerif Yenen, set in the comfort of his beautiful traditional apartment premises, which will be “transformed” by us into a busy artist’s studio!
The art of Turkish tile and ceramic-making developed over the centuries incorporating many different techniques and styles. Enriched by the arrival of the Seljuk Turks, the ceramic industry in Anatolia achieved a deservedly worldwide reputation with the support of the Ottoman court. Today, Kutahya has been revived as an important center of tile and ceramic-making. In addition, efforts are also being made in private workshops and educational institutions in Iznik, Istanbul, and Bursa to keep the art of traditional Turkish tiles and ceramics alive and develop it so that it can address the demands of modern-day life.
In this workshop, each participant will work on a ceramic bisque plate (18 cm in diameter) that has been fired once, but not yet glazed. The plates will be ready either with patterns to be filled by colours, or empty for free-hand painting. We will receive hands-on instruction on how to make patterns on the plate, and how to use paints to colour our designs.
This is also an opportunity to learn about the history and tradition of tile painting, as well as to interact (through Şerif) with the local artist, learning their personal story of working today with this ancient art.
Our work will then be glazed and fired, and once it is ready it can be collected CIP Events at any time – a very personal souvenir!
© International Women of Istanbul 2017