Gzhel is the name of the oldest
and most famous Russian ceramic center which is situated at
the distance of some 50 km south-east of Moscow and known since
XIV-Th century as a home of potters production. Gzhel
is also the name of a village in this area and this name is
applied to the beautiful artistic porcelain and majolica ware
Gzhel offers mix
of both fine and folk art in the renowned cobalt blue and snowy
white style and follows old Russian traditions in the folk art.
The master artisans of Gzhel paint each piece entirely by hand.
The process requires hours of hand work to mold, finish, glaze
and fire each individual piece. Education begins from the kindergarten,
followed by the secondary school, and is completed by a Gzhel
art college and post-graduate courses in Moscow.Gzhel
has its own image - a composition of cobalt blue flowers and
ornaments on white background.
EACH ITEM IS INDIVIDUALY MADE AND SIGNED
BY THE ARTIST.