Casa de Folklore Ceramics

Unique ceramics hand-thrown from clay collected locally from Ulmet hill near Horezu, Romania. The artisans use colours from local ingredients. They are supported by Casa de Folklore, founded by designer Alice Munteanu.

Casa de Folklore Horezu Bowl

CAD 50.00
Size: One Size

Unique bowl hand-thrown from clay collected locally from Ulmet hill near Horezu, Romania, where it’s been extracted carefully for hundreds of years, then shaped using a kick wheel. Preserving ancient techniques passed down through generations, the artisans use colours from local ingredients, such as a specific iron oxide-rich soil known locally as ruseala, brought from Vaideeni, a nearby village. 

The intricate swirling pattern, which makes each unique, is created using a tool made from a cow horn and feather, along with brushes and wire-tipped sticks. The outer is left unglazed for a rustic, earthy feel.


Hand wash. Stoneware.
Made in Romania.
Approx. D 16cm x H 6cm.

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Casa de Folklore Ceramics

The Romanian village of Horezu in the Carpathian Mountains is home to a traditional pottery workshop, surrounded by rolling hills and tranquil valleys. “It exudes the rustic charm of the region,” says Bucharest-born Alice Munteanu, founder of Casa de Folklore. 

Alice discovered the pottery after extensive research and travels across Romania, and began collaborating with the artisans. “I was captivated by their skill and artistry, and I knew I had found something truly special,” she says. “Over the four years we have been working together, we have built a strong relationship based on mutual respect and a commitment to preserving Romanian folk traditions.”

Pottery has been deeply important to the community for hundreds of years, and knowledge and skills are passed down through families. Among the artisans are husband-and-wife team Constantin and Maria. They work closely together – Constantin carefully extracts and shapes the clay, while Maria decorates the pots with unique patterns. “They are entirely dedicated to their craft,” says Alice.