Horezu ceramic - Cucuteni 5000, Iasi.Pottery, which is a millenary traditional occupation, has been and will be a prosperous activity in some parts of Romania. Since ancient times, the farmers have adopted pottery as a complementary activity. Step by step, the most talented peasants have specialized themselves in the art of pottery and they have succeeded to impose themselves through this skill that has been handed down from generation to generation.
“Hurez ceramic” became a brand long time ago. The Horezu ceramic center has been and continues to be a true leader of the Romanian ceramic folk creation. The village of Olari from Horezu commune has always been recognized as a specialized center in ceramics. The potters from Horezu realized in the beginning regular vessels that they would sell at the fairs organized in the vicinity of their village or they would give to the waggoners who would sell them in some other villages. Usually, the trade was made outdoors (several vessels in exchange for maize, poultry or animals). The notion of “regular vessels” comes from the fact that these vessels were used in everyday usage. Later on, their usage limited only to rituals, as they were used for funeral repasts or for Saturday before Whitsuntide (mosi). The vessels were not decorated, but there were only a few enameled stains of color on them. The vessels used for consuming had to be fine and easy to use, to be resistant and hygienic as well. Besides these characteristics, the vessels had to please the eye and the soul.
Vasele decorate cu „gaita” si „cornul” - farfurii cu marimi variate, „taiere” si „ciorbalâce”, castroane de diferite dimensiuni, cani, ulcioare – reprezinta ceea ce cunoastem noi astazi ca fiind ceramica traditionala de Horezu. Le recunosti dintr-o privire dupa motivele pe care le regasesti în fiecare casa din zona si, mai ales, dupa felul îngrijit de aranjare a ornamentelor pe vas.