QUALITY: Our Hand painted Ceramics are sturdy enough to hold hot pots and dishes. A soft sponge foam is on the bottom to prevent sliding on a table or counter. It also helps in preventing any scratching of surfaces. Our ornate designs represent the Mediterranean region with all its color and patterns. We glaze our ceramics in a 1,000-degree oven to make the colors permanent.
PURPOSE: A) Our Trivets are sturdy and efficient to place under hot pots and pans. They are 7 inches in diameter and 1-inch thickness in height. Our trivets weigh about 10 ounces. These trivets can be placed directly on wood, lacquer, laminate, and natural stone counters. The edges are latticed to add to the beauty.
B) Trivets are pretty enough to display in a plate stand or hang as a wall hanging using any self-adhesive tape or putty. They are ornate so they create an exotic feel to any wall or display cabinet.
HOME GIFTS: Turkish Ceramic Trivets are a great gift for any occasion. They are extravagant looking and bring Mediterranean culture and richness to a gift. Turkish ceramics are known for their richness in color and designs. We use only traditional patterns and colors to the region in our designs. The prints are rich in vibrancy to show the rich culture of Turkey. We carry all Turkish products such as Turkish Delights, Spices, Teas and Gift Items. We are a local small family owned company and our customer service represents that sense of intimate connection to our customers.
HISTORY: The art of Turkish Hand Painted and Hand Made Ceramics occupies a place of prominence in the history of Mediterranean art. Its roots can be traced at least as far back as the 8th and 9th centuries. Its subsequent development was influenced by Greek, Eastern European and Seljuk art. The art of hand painted ceramics then made it into Anatolia and embarked upon a new styles and designs represented in current Turkish Ceramics.
Due to its rich history of ceramic production, Turkey can be seen as the ‘land of ceramics’. These traditions have been coloured by the many different civilizations that have evolved in the Anatolian region. In addition to this cultural history, geography has played an important role. The abundance of natural resources in Anatolia ensures high quality ceramic products and these raw materials are also exported for ceramic production outside Turkey.
As well as being a world leader in ceramic production, Turkey has some of the most sophisticated technology and innovative products on the market. Turkish ceramic producers work closely with some of the world’s most talented designers in order to create exciting new products that are both beautiful and functional.
The history of Turkey is hand in hand with the history of ceramics. From the Hittites, Romans and Byzantines to the Seljuqs and Ottomans, ceramics were a crucial aspect of everyday life. The versatility of ceramic pots, cups, plates and bowls became ingrained into the Turkish Culture. Over time techniques evolved and designs flourished to create pieces and products of functionality and ornamental beauty.
Turkey’s history of ceramic production dates to about 10,000 years, with different types developing in multiple regions. During the mid-20th century era, mass production began as Turkish ceramic producers-built factories to produce the ceramics on a much larger scale, leading to the popularity and incline in production of Turkish ceramics.
A big part of the fascination with Turkish ceramics was, and is, the strength of the shell. Turkish ceramics can hold good condition and their color for centuries.