Modra Pottery Display
May 24, 2011
Come by and see the new display of Modra pottery here in the Midwest Genealogy Center on loan from the collection of Charlotte M.
Modra, a city in the Bratislava region of Slovakia, has been one of the leading craft centers of Slovakia since the 17th century. The ceramic and marjolica production started in the 19th century. After being hand-thrown and fired in the kiln, the pottery is whitewashed and then hand painted without the use of patterns. The designs are all freehand.
The Habans (Anabaptists), fleeing religious persecution during the 16th century, settled in Modra, bringing new glazing techniques and a simpler style to the ceramic industry. Modra’s majolica factory continues this tradition. Visiting the factory, one may see potters and painters displaying their skills. A shop, with its huge array of handmade ceramics, gives collectors a wide range of purchasing choices.
Please let us know if you have an interesting collection you would like displayed.
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