Black Pottery Center With 200 Years History: Marginea, Romania

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Children’s merry voices echoed around as they got off the school bus. It was one of those end-of-school days, and where other should they celebrate the school year coming to a close, but at a ceramic workshop, gathered round the potter, asking questions, their curious little eyes watching how clay is turned into a cup, a glass, a house, anything they desire. The rare black pottery that have been made for centuries here, in Marginea, became known worldwide for its rarity, remarkable beauty and craftsmanship, placing Marginea among the top tourist attractions in Bukovina. This is the result of an ancient burning technique that has been pursued for centuries here, in Marginea, their skill in making black pottery being one of the most well-known talents of the people from Marginea. Descending from a family involved in black ceramic making since the 19th century, Corneliu Magopăţ is a fifth generation potter. “Our village once had sixty families of pottery makers. From sixty, we’re down to three families“, says 38 years old Corneliu Magopăţ, who follows the family tradition, … Continue reading Black Pottery Center With 200 Years History: Marginea, Romania