The art of pottery making has been a tradition
in Turkey for many centuries. Production
is centered around Avanos (Venessa of Hittites)
in the Cappadocia region. The town is located
on the banks of the River Kizilirmak (ancient Halys). The distinctive
red clay from the river
is used in pottery-making.
There are about 300 workshops in the region producing hand made crafts.
If you drop into
one of them, staff are friendly and welcoming
to anyone who wishes to try his or her hand at