Olari, Village of the Ceramists

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This is the most important ceramic centre in Romania, permanent exhibitions being housed by the ceramist artisans’ workshops.  Alongside the Hurezi Monastery, it is the emblem of the locality, the symbolic force of the Horezu pottery receiving the confirmation of its value through its including on the UNESCO Immaterial Heritage List in December 2012.

The craft of working the clay was transmitted through the ages by the families of ceramists who managed to keep it alive in the ancestral village hearth, now known as “Olari street”. On the main street of the village there are 18 ceramists’ workshops, where the artisans mould the clay with the same unparalleled craftsmanship as their ancestors. Being endowed with an exceptional creative vitality, Horezu has an almost unique situation among the Romanian ceramic centres, because here this craft represents the main income source of the descendants of the famous families of ceramists: Ogrezeanu, Vicşoreanu, Iorga, Buclescu, Mischiu, Popa, in the conditions of a modern society undergoing permanent change.

LIST OF HOREZU CERAMIC ARTISANS

No.

Surname and Name

Address

Telephone Number

1.

Tănăsescu Viorel

Horezu, str. Olari 126

President of the „Cocoşul de Hurez”  Ceramic Artisans' Association

0754.308.859

2.

Giubega Ion Sorinel and Giubega Marieta

Horezu, str. Olari 148

0747.817.899

3.

Mischiu Ştefan and Mischiu Gheorghe

Horezu, str. Olari 151

0743.917.413

4.

Popa Enea Ion and Popa Enea Aura

Horezu, str. Olari  80

0250.861.851

0747.619.483

5.

Frigură Florin and Frigură Aida

Horezu, str. Olari 169

0723.744.668

6.

Paloşi Ion and Paloşi Mihaela

Horezu, str. T. Vladimirescu 11

0722.338.766

0746.141.400

7.

Iorga Gheorghe and Iorga Maria

Horezu, str. Olari 92

0250.861.643

8.

Pueţu Ion

Horezu, str. Pieţii, 2

0754.223.609

9.

Pietraru Laurenţiu and Pietraru Nicoleta

Horezu, str. N. Iorga, Bl.O4, Sc. F, Atelier: strada T. Vladimirescu, nr.26

0722.774.335

10.

Bâscu Constantin and Bâscu Mihaela

Horezu, str. Olari 158

0747.916.185

0760.472.000

11.

Popa Constantin and Popa Georgeta

Horezu, str. Olari 128

0745.877.058

12.

Iorga Gheorghe Liviu and Iorga Alina

Horezu, str. Olari 139

0250.861.676

13.

Olaru Vasilica and Ţambrea Elena

Horezu, str. Olari 155

0765.082.178

14.

Frigură Viorel

Horezu, str. Olari 188

0756.424.020

15.

Mischiu Dumitru and Mischiu Ioana

Horezu, str. Olari 167

0250.860.531

16.

Bâscu Ion

Horezu, str. Olari 164

0250.861.627

17.

Bâscu Gheorghe and Bâscu Leonida

Horezu, str. Olari 164

0741.474.682

0742.147.321

18.

Bâscu Nicu-Mihai

Horezu, str. Olari 166

0742.373.656

19.

Buşi Ştefănescu Maria

Horezu, satul Râmeşti

0725.932.002

20.

Ţambrea Gheorghe and Ţambrea Carmina

Horezu, str. Olari 59

0746.469.665

21.

Mischiu Ion

Horezu, str. Olari 151

0754.934.878

22.

Albu Gheorghe

Horezu, str. Olari 122

0746.805.891

23.

Andronie Liliana

Horezu, str. Olari 166

0728.308.292

24.

Bâscu I. Ion

Horezu, str. Olari 164

 

 

Nowadays, Horezu ceramic centre continues to be a true melting pot of the Romanian ceramic creation, preserving the defining elements of the pottery produced here, but, through the infinite gamut of the chromatic and decorative compositions, conferring an unexpected personality and expressiveness to every piece. The Olari centre produces a type of pottery having its own unitary character, well-defined through its shape, decorations, technique and colours (bowls, plates, pots, pitchers, cups of various sizes, for home or decorative use).