The Turks know how to do pottery.  This is one of the things I realized when I walked through a row of colorful glazed pottery stores inside the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul last month.  I was there for a pilgrimage in the first week of October, and went to the Grand Bazaar for some cultural immersion.  The art of pottery requires not only skill but a lot of patience, because it is a very delicate craft.  Everything must be done perfectly in order to achieve the results that are in display.  I sometimes have the feeling that these kinds of things are sacred; i mean, I can see something quite transcendent in these things, that they are the result of human skill and discipline.  I can imagine how I feel whenever I look at a beautiful sky or a beautiful scenery, a field of sunflowers, or a perfect landscape of mountains, trees and rivers.  In them, I see something sacred because it is the result of the creative mind of God.

This is my second entry to Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack Travel Challenge: Colorful.  Thanks!



  1. turkish glazed pottery is indeed colorful with unique, interesting design. far cry from those in orvieto. 🙂

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