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POTTERY & CERAMIC ARTS

  • One of the oldest forms of Persian art is pottery.

  • Pottery found dates back to 5th millennium B.C.


Spouted Pitcher 800 B.C.

  • Earlier pieces suggest that pottery was used for ornamental purposes rather than domestic use.


early bowl


Dish with flower and leaf designs, 1450–1500.
Probably city of Nishapur.
Timurid period (approx. 1370–1505)

  • Glazed pottery date back to Elamites Period. From 9th century, Iran’s detailed and colorful pottery became world-famous.


from Kashan 1300 A.D.

  • You can see ancient examples in National Museum of Iran in Tehran and Glass and Ceramics Museum.

  • All over Iran you will find beautiful tile work, especially in mosques.


from Kashan 14th century A.D.


Mosque ceiling

  • Modern artists continue creating beautiful pieces.

Sweeping Leaves, ceramics by Carolinda Tolstoy Iskandar, ceramics by Carolinda Tolstoy
by Iraj Golzari Jamil

Sweeping Leaves, ceramics by Carolinda Tolstoy Iskandar, ceramics by Carolinda Tolstoy Iskandar, ceramics by Carolinda Tolstoy
"Sweeping Leaves"
"Iskandar"
"Standing Youth"
by Carolinda Tolstoy


Modern Iranian Ceramic Artist