Seeking out the Best in Turkish Pottery

Detail of an elaborately painted plate

  Some of the finest, most exquisite pottery in the world comes from the Cappadocia region of Turkey, where artisans have been crafting pots for millennia. Many potters and artists have studios open to visitors, and one of the best is Chez Galip near the village of Avanos. Galip Korukcu, considered one of the top  craftsmen in all of Turkey, looks a lot like Albert Einstein, with his beard ... Read Full Article

Pottery and Schnaps on Fraueninsel Island, Germany

Paddle steamship on the Chiemsee

You never know what treasures you might find when you travel off the beaten path in Bavaria. I was strolling around the quaint folklore museum in Prien am Chiemsee when I came upon a particularly beautiful and elaborate stove covered with tiles. As I was the only visitor at the time, the curator was happy to walk around with me. “This,” she said, “is a masterpiece from a pottery on the ... Read Full Article