Have you ever wondered how those beautiful decorated İznik tiles and plates seen throughout Istanbul and Turkey are made and what goes into its creation?
Instructor Laurelie Rae invites you to join her in her studio in historic Balat for an unforgettable introduction into the world of Turkish İznik tiles. You will learn some of the key historical facts about İznik ceramics. The participants will learn how to make colorful and beautifully decorated İznik tiles using the traditional methods and materials of the great Turkish masters. With the guidance of the experienced instructor, you will learn how to apply tulips, roses, lilies, daisies and carnations to the tile surface. After painting the tile, it will be fired in the kiln revealing vibrant cobalt blues, glassy turquoise and earthy reds created during the class.
You will have the opportunity to try and create your very own İznik tile.
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