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Gevorgyan Ceramics

A man holds a paintbrush backwards, using the tip on the end to put finishing touches on a ladle. He holds the clay ladle in his other hand and is looking at it with a furrowed brow.

After taking his pieces from their molds, Vazgen puts finishing touches and sometimes painted ornaments on the clay. (Photo by Narek Harutyunyan, My Armenia Program)

Vazgen Gevorgyan works to revive pottery traditions in Gyumri, making clay jars, pots, cups and items inspired by archaeological finds from the region. While Gyumri is known as a city of crafts, it did not have a rich historical tradition of pottery, which was more popular as a household craft in rural areas. Clay vessels were used to store food such as cheese and butter.

“I experienced our powerful culture that is kept in museums, and regretted that it is behind the walls and that outside people hardly see and experience one percent of all that.”

Photo by Narek Harutyunyan, My Armenia ProgramԼուսանկարը՝ Նարեկ Հարությունյանի, «Իմ Հայաստան» ծրագիր

Photo by Narek Harutyunyan, My Armenia ProgramԼուսանկարը՝ Նարեկ Հարությունյանի, «Իմ Հայաստան» ծրագիր

Photo by Narek Harutyunyan, My Armenia ProgramԼուսանկարը՝ Նարեկ Հարությունյանի, «Իմ Հայաստան» ծրագիր

Photo by Narek Harutyunyan, My Armenia ProgramԼուսանկարը՝ Նարեկ Հարությունյանի, «Իմ Հայաստան» ծրագիր

Photo by Narek Harutyunyan, My Armenia ProgramԼուսանկարը՝ Նարեկ Հարությունյանի, «Իմ Հայաստան» ծրագիր

Photo by Narek Harutyunyan, My Armenia ProgramԼուսանկարը՝ Նարեկ Հարությունյանի, «Իմ Հայաստան» ծրագիր

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