*İstanbul State Academy of Applied Fine Arts was founded by Prof. Dr. Adolf Schneck in 1957 under the courtesy of German Government. The academy was based on research, experimentation and practice, and aimed to train staff for the industry. The education was given according to Bauhaus style and the initial five departments were: ceramics, decorative drawing, graphic arts, textile arts, furniture and interior architecture. In 1982, the Academy was joined to Marmara University and renamed as Faculty of Fine Arts.
**“ Treatise on Ceramic” in Persian language, dating back to 1301, and written by Abul-Qasim, son of a ceramic maker family from Kashan. Please see our “Turgut Tuna and Abul Qasim’s Treatise on Ceramic” page.
İznik ceramics, a major component of our cultural identity, is accepted worldwide and is a topic of research and study in various aspects in the scientific world. We know that Turgut Tuna has been following the technical and cultural professional developments
in the field of ceramics and porcelain from its beginning until today. Here you can notice that he implements his observations from 1981 on of the archeological excavations and restorations in İznik, his interpretations and the traditional as new forms and designs.
Our aim is also to protect the notion that traditional Turkish ceramics carry a cultural documentary value. We chose as our method to describe the traditional Turkish ceramics, which Turgut Tuna has been working almost half a century, with the progresses in its style, its concept and examples to today’s persons.
Our product line according to style era are:
- Ottoman revivals and updates
- Turgut Tuna’s creative works
We perform underglaze technique to “light colored ceramic clay containing high levels of quartz” at our atellier works. This technique was brought to Anatolia
by Seljuks. The technique, which introduced İznik with the Turkish identity and also directed the ceramic technology of Ottomans, fell into oblivion in parallel to the decreasing importance of İznik after the beginning of the 18th century. The distinctive clay of our atellier, slip and underglaze color palettes, and glaze varieties are all produced by Turgut Tuna technology. The “quality, style, and technology” of traditional Turkish ceramics are reflected on artworks with a touch of Turgut Tuna interpretation.
All “hand-designed and glazed” patterns produced with the unique design, modelling, clay, casting, decoration, color, glaze and firing properties of Turgut Tuna Ceramic Farm carry the distinctive, genuine soul of “hand-made”. Our glazes are free of lead solubility.
- Sale of our prestigious products, each an artwork, is made at Bursa Ceramic Farm.
- Exclusive production is made for Paşabahçe Boutique Product Stores, Sabancı Museum, and Pera Museum
- All our products are patented by the Turkish Patent Institute (Document no 2007/03091)
- TURGUT TUNA® Trademark registration: Mark No: 2007/ 19366