Gzhel is a Russian style of ceramics which takes its name from the village of Gzhel and surrounding area, where it has been produced since 1802.About thirty villages located southeast of Moscow produce pottery and ship it throughout Russia. The name Gzhel became associated with pottery in the 14th century. Gzhel pottery was originally created by potters in their homes, however fairly early on these potters started to organize into workshops to increase production. The workshops eventually became a factory with pieces being formed in moulds and potters being responsible for separate pieces, a specific style, or decoration. The earliest pieces were created of earthenware. The pottery was painted solid white with distinctive blue designs. Pottery was also produced using a tin based white glaze and coloured glaze designs in blue, green, yellow, and brown, rather than just blue on a white background, in a style that is referred to as Maiolica. The body colour of earthenware varies depending on the raw materials used, and can range in color from white to brown. It is generally fired at lower temperatures than either stoneware or porcelain, and can remain semi-permeable to water until glazed. Exclusive photos of SovietEraMuseum
Road to Gzhel museum.
Gzhel museum. Exhibits Soviet times. Diplomas.
Gzhel museum. Exhibits Soviet times.
Look at “The Porcelain day” in our Soviet Era Museum shop:
Lomonosov porcelain factory 1904-1944 – PHOTO ALBUM, 3000 items inside
Lomonosov porcelain factory 1944-2004 – PHOTO ALBUM, 3000 items inside
Russian Porcelain in the Hermitage Collection / Russkiy Farfor V Collekcii Ermitazha