The true worth of Çanakkale
ceramics, a product of the cooperation
between man and nature, is only now becoming
apparent to the world art community.
Ceramics are a culture that spread from
Anatolia throughout the whole world. And
within this culture, which dates back
to the 5th millennium B.C., Çanakkale
ceramics have a very special place which
is only now beginning to be fully appreciated.
Çanakkale ceramics, which have
begun to fetch high prices in auctions
both at home and abroad, attracted little
attention until recently. Their value
unrecognized, these unique works of art
were unfortunately glossed over with descriptions
of ‘late period’, ‘poor
quality’, and ‘peasant work’
in art historical publications, and sometimes
were even omitted entirely.
THE CONTRIBUTION OF PROF. ÖNEY
With their unusual shapes and patterns,
late period Çanakkale ceramics
are reminiscent of today’s Pop Art.