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Ottoman Tile and Ceramic Workshop in Istanbul


Art of Ottoman Tiles – Ceramic Masterclass / workshops
Group Classes at 11:00 and 16:00
Please Contact for reservation : +905442201022 ( Call or Whatsapp )


Duration: 2 hours
Location: Sultanahmet / ISTANBUL
Lesson Teachings: available in English, French, Russian, Turkish

Overview :

Ottoman tile making workshops are establishments where the traditional art of Ottoman tile making, also known as Turkish ceramic tile art, is practiced and taught. These workshops are typically found in regions with a rich historical connection to the Ottoman Empire, such as Istanbul, Bursa, and Iznik.

The art of Ottoman tile making has a long and illustrious history, dating back to the 14th century during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. It reached its zenith during the 16th century under the patronage of the Ottoman sultans and their courtiers. Ottoman tiles are renowned for their intricate designs, vibrant colors, and exquisite craftsmanship, often featuring floral motifs, geometric patterns, and calligraphic inscriptions.

What is Included :

* In our lessons; we can teach beginner & advanced level Professional Artists
* All equipment for needed for the tile workshop
* In the end of the workshop you will have a finished piece of art work.
* If you have enough time we will fire your tiles in our kiln.
* Workshop Area, Aprons & Gloves
* Turkish Tea & Water

Additional Information :

We have an Art Studio in Sultanahmet area and our local teachers that are professional in Traditional Turkish Tile & Ceramics workshop. In our place, we give beginner, intermediate & advanced level of traditional Turkish Tile & Ceramic painting lessons. Usually lessons are 2 hours based and the end of 2 hours, you will be able to finish one item like a tile, plate or a figure. ( Depending on the design, lessons can be longer as well )

Here is our adres :

Google Maps :

Bazaar Turkey – Les Arts Turcs

Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk.
No: 19 Floor : 3 (Behind The Underground Cistern) Sultanahmet 34110
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact = +905442201022 ( Mr. Alp )

History of Turkish Tiles & Ceramics

In an Ottoman tile making workshop, students can learn various techniques for creating these beautiful ceramic tiles. These techniques may include:

  1. Clay Preparation: Students learn how to prepare the clay, including mixing it to the right consistency and kneading it to remove air bubbles.
  2. Tile Shaping: Techniques for shaping the clay into tiles of various shapes and sizes are taught. This may involve hand-building techniques such as coiling, slab-building, or using molds.
  3. Design and Decoration: Students learn how to create intricate designs and patterns using traditional Ottoman motifs. This may involve techniques such as carving, incising, or painting with underglazes and glazes.
  4. Firing: The process of firing the ceramic tiles is a crucial step in Ottoman tile making. Students learn about different firing techniques, temperatures, and kiln types to achieve the desired results.
  5. Glazing: Techniques for applying glazes to the tiles, including dipping, brushing, or spraying, are taught. Glazes are essential for adding color and protecting the tiles’ surface.
  6. Finishing: After firing, students learn how to finish the tiles by sanding, polishing, or adding decorative elements such as metallic lustres.

Ottoman tile making workshops play a vital role in preserving and promoting Turkey’s cultural heritage. They provide a space for both locals and tourists to learn about traditional ceramic arts and engage in creative expression. Additionally, these workshops contribute to the economy by attracting visitors interested in experiencing Turkish culture firsthand and purchasing locally-made artwork.

Overall, Ottoman tile making workshops serve as hubs of creativity, education, and cultural exchange, keeping alive a centuries-old tradition while also inspiring contemporary artistic endeavors.


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