Black Ceramics

The traditional Romanian pottery is among the most beautiful in Europe. The ceramics articles distinguish through the forms’ elegance and the decoration. The traditional ceramics are shaped at the pottery wheel. Its burning is usually made in horizontal stoves through two techniques: with oxidation and without oxidation. As a result it is obtained the red and the black ceramics. The folkloric pottery gathers traditional elements marked by the life conditions and by the evolution of the aesthetic taste. In Moldavia there is much variety in the ceramics forms and characteristics of the old Greek-Roman ceramics are also present. The decoration of the ceramics vases is sober and the chromatics are reduced to a few main colours, which gives the ceramics from this region, a special feature. Highly appreciated are the vases from black ceramics made at Marginea in Suceava County (black ceramics, stone polished).

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