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Uploaded on Sep 16, 2009
di Gianluca Procaccini Pottery has been popular in Latvia from time immemorial. Heavy earthenware of archaic form and large size was made in the western and southern provinces, whereas in the north and east of the country variegated glazed wares of many different shapes and rich decorations were produced. Latvian pottery was known in Europe as far back as the second half of the nineteenth century, especially the work of Jekabs Dranda, an outstanding ceramic artist from Smiltene in northern Latvia. Flat decorative dishes from his wheel, often quite large, are remarkable for their splendid multicolored glazes and exquisite painted decorations consisting mostly of plant motifs. Specialy for this exhibition, in the History Museum of Latvia, young aritists create a worcks in different material and techniches inspirations from decorative ornaments of Jekabs Dranda. Music by all species of Latvian birds