Pottery

To prevent the alluvial soil carried by the Göksu River from filling up the mouth of the river, brick, roof tile and pottery making was encouraged in the area for years. Brick, roof tile and pottery workshops used the soil piled up in Göksu as a raw material.

The workshop left over from Potter Hasan Usta, is the last link in the centuriesold tradition near the Göksu River.

Hasan Usta bought the workshop that was established in 1850s from a Greek operator in 1940. Hasan Usta created his beautiful pots in this workshop until the end of his days. His son carries on the legacy of Hasan Usta, who passed away in 1994. The last master of the profession, Hasan Usta, raised many other masters. Dr. Sadi Diren, Prof. Dr. İsmail Oygar, Jale Yılmabaşar, Füreya Koral, Gürdal Duyar, Nermin Baban, Nasip İyem and many more. Apart from Potter Hasan Usta who continues his activities near the Göksu River, there are three more workshops that carry the tradition.

Pottery

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