Batman Universitesi Yasam Bilimleri Dergisi
www.yasambilimleridergisi.com
Cilt 1, Sayı 1  Ocak-Haziran 2012  (ISSN: 2147-4877, E-ISSN: 2459-0614)
Hilal Bozkurt, Begül Özkoca

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1356267306 Pottery in Kula District of Manisa Province

In excavations throughout the history, the terracotta animal and human
figures, one of the oldest cultural remains, show that people have known how to
shape and fire the clay since ancient times. The oldest known examples of pottery
were found in Anatolia. In that age, potteries made of clay mixed with straw, were
produced without the use of hand wheel dish-pots. Then, it was seen that these
products were decorated with a simple geometric motifs. Today one of the pottery
production centers available in many part of Anatolia is also in Kula, Manisa. In Kula,
people had worked in pottery production for many years and the number of those
engaged in the business was gradually decreased. Today, “Kahraman Kardeşler
Pottery Industry” as a small business has still subsisted. Raw materials brought in
trucks or tractor by Kahraman Kardeşler are firstly set aside and then they are shaped
with a traditional method by hand and made different products such as pottery,
glass, the cube, etc. These products are sold in tourist regions.
In this declaration, the pottery tradition in Kula, Manisa was studied and pottery
masters, the process of production and the products were documented by taking
photos.