Theodore Deck & His Turquoise Treasures

Joseph-Théodore Deck (1823-91) was a celebrated French potter who ran a successful workshop in Paris for many years in the mid to late 19th century.  This workshop, Joseph-Théodore Ceramique Française, produced ceramics in a variety of styles, including in foreign Iznik and Chinese patterns. One of Deck's greatest legacies is the famed bleu de Deck, which … Continue reading Theodore Deck & His Turquoise Treasures

Turkish Delight: Iznik Pottery

Turkish design has been a source of inspiration in Western Europe for centuries--everything from furniture, textiles, and ceramics have been highly valued for its fine quality and intricate decoration. Today we are taking a closer look at a type of ceramics known as Iznik ware.  Iznik pottery takes its name from a town in Anatolia, … Continue reading Turkish Delight: Iznik Pottery