About the craft

Pottery is considered to be one of the oldest crafts on earth. Clay was an accessible material that was easy to process. The appearance of the pottery wheel and the discovery of firing technology contributed to distribution of pottery in everyday life.

In Vladimir land there have long been many pottery workshops whose products varied in shape, size, and firing technology. In the 19th century, the famous center of pottery was the village of Korovino, in Melenki district. Local craftsmen gained fame in the middle of the 19th century, after showing their works at handicraft exhibitions. Local fire-resistant clay of different colors (white, red, black) which was distinguished by high plastic properties was used for the production of pottery. The local pot makerd traditionally made molded dishes and also used manual potter's wheel.