International giveaway: traditional pottery (closed)

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The giveaway is closed and I’m a bit late on announcing the winner, blame December! 🙂 Out of all the comments, 20 were valid for the giveaway and random.org has decided: no.18 – that’s Ms. Helisa Duplassie. Congratulations! These babies are going all the way to Canada! I’m sure they will be appreciated there. Thank you all for entering and stay tuned as we reveal more beautiful things…

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I’m not sure how well-known traditional Romanian pottery is abroad, but I feel the urge to advise one and all: make sure you at least take a look at it, it’s simply amazing! There are a few different famous styles, such as Horezu pottery, but my absolute favourite is Corund pottery. I am a folklore novice, but I love a good design and this is right up my alley!

Originating hundreds of years ago in a Transylvanian village named Corund, this particular style has been passed on from generation to generation and, even today, most villagers still manufacture ceramic plates and vessels, as well as other traditional objects: garments, embroidery, leather belts or wooden tools.

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Corund ceramic is handmade, and the process is a laborious one: the clay is molded into the desired shape and dried, then handpainted with quills (back in the day they used duck quills) in a few typical colors – blue, red, brown, yellow, green. The gorgeous drawings represent animals or floral motifs and are a superb example of craftsmanship!

Those of us lucky enough to have such pieces of history handed down from grandparents treasure them for life, others buy them new at traditional fairs that travel around the country.

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This is a very special piece of Romanian heritage for me, so I really think that one lucky reader should experience first hand the magic of using these beautiful plates at home, with the family, and think about the hands that made them and the history they represent. The two large plates in the image below – one has blue glazing and the other one has brown and green tones – are yours to win and enjoy… anywhere you might be in the world!

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Here’s what you have to do:

1. Like our facebook page: Exhibitd

2. Share this post on your facebook profile.

3. Leave a comment here and make sure to fill in your name and email correctly and mention where in the whole wide world you would like this lovely prize to reach you!  😉

Every reader gets one entry! The winner will be picked randomly, with the help of random.org. The giveaway closes on Monday, December 9, 12.00 CET (13.00 EET). This giveaway is only open to international readers! Best of luck to everyone!

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29 responses to “International giveaway: traditional pottery (closed)”

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous pottery! I have such fond memories of visiting Romania during graduate school and would love to win. I would need these sent to Missouri please. :). Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  2. Rhiannon says:

    Hi – I love that you are putting the spotlight on Romanian crafts . Corund is my favourite style too . I won’t enter your giveaway as I have rather a lot of pieces & it would be a bit unfair 🙂 but I look froward to reading more on your blog now that I know about it .

    • ExhibitD says:

      Thanks so much, Rhiannon, I’m delighted you appreciate crafts. May I ask where you live, since you say you have a collection of pottery? Just curious. xo

      • Rhiannon says:

        Hi Daria – Fair question – I’m in Scotland , but I’ve liked Romania for years and worked there as a tourist guide for a few summers. That gave me plenty opportunity to go past all those roadside markets . Rh xo

  3. Galina says:

    I like those plates.I have a small collection of pottery from Russian and will be glad to add a Romanian collection.I am living in Israel.
    Thanks.

  4. I must confess I know next to nothing about Romanian culture, but this seems a good way to start! I Would Need These sent to Italy please. . Thanks so much for this giveaway! Good luck to everyone!
    xo

  5. David Mescheloff says:

    The pottery is beautiful. It brings to life memories of my mother, of blessed memory, who was born in Transylvania a century ago. I live in Israel, and would be delighted to display these beautiful items in my living room showcase. Best wishes,
    David Mescheloff

  6. LoraLee Masterson says:

    Love the dishes

  7. Andrea says:

    These are stunning, remind me of the traditional german ware which I also love. I always wanted to collect this sort of thing, but it is a little hard from the southern hemisphere!! More reason to move to Europe for a while!

  8. Katherine Ryan says:

    I’ve liked and shared on Facebook as Katherine Ryan 🙂

    I’m in Australia too!

  9. Grace Scammell says:

    This pottery has a beautiful look to it.

  10. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    Sandi from Canada would love to win such beautiful pottery. My parents are from Europe (Portugal and Germany), and this reminds me of Old World charm.

  11. trenda t says:

    This pottery is beautiful! I am from New Hampshire, USA!

  12. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    These are some of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen! Just gorgeous! I
    m in St Louis, Missouri and shared on FB:
    https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.elderton/posts/618760521519753

  13. mel says:

    Oh my gosh they are beautiful! Thank you so much for introducing the gorgeous designs and such a lovely idea! I’d love to win and I’m very far away in New Zealand! Mel xx

  14. al says:

    Very nice.

  15. ExhibitD says:

    Thank you all so much for the enthusiasm, I am so in love with this pottery as well, it’s really special. A few more days and we will know the lucky winner, yaaay! xo

  16. Dona Lewis-Pearce says:

    These are really pretty and would like nice hanging on the wall in my dining room, or displayed in my kitchen.

  17. LisaB says:

    I spent a bit of time in Romania earlier this year but never came across anything this lovely! It’s fabulous! 🙂

  18. bree stegman says:

    love the roman-greco culture, live in boise idaho usa

  19. Maegan Morin says:

    Hi! I liked you on facebook (same name) and I shared: https://www.facebook.com/maegan.morin.7/posts/444255582341968
    Oh and btw Im from Canada!!

  20. Helisa Duplassie says:

    I’m from BC, Canada. My mother runs a pottery studio in Ontario, and if I won, I’d share with her! They are beautiful pieces!

  21. Deb Duplassie says:

    These pieces are great, I have a Minor in Ceramics and have been to China to study Chinese Ceramics but don’t know much about Romanian pottery but will be looking more into it now because of your post, thank you so much. I also am the Program Manager of a Non-profit Art Studio and would really like to share this info and if I were to win this they would be on display for all the people in my community and our visitors to see. Thanks

  22. laurie says:

    like eshibited on facebook-lmurley2000

  23. Helisa Duplassie says:

    Thank you so much!! They will be loved!

  24. Deb Duplassie says:

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that the plates arrived, picked them up at the Post Office today, they may have gotten here sooner but I was away. They made it safely and I am so happy to have them they are beautiful. Thank you so much and I will display them with pride and look forward to learning more about Romanian Pottery. I am the manager of a non-profit Art Studio in Northern Ontario so they will be displayed there so that many people can see them, we get a lot of tourists popping in during the summer, so I am very grateful that my daughter Helisa won these for me. Thanks again.

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