Bulgarian Pottery

Nestled in the center of Bulgaria, in the foothills of the Balkan mountain range, is the small town of Troyan, a center for artisan pottery since the middle of the 1800s when the distinctive Troyan style began to take shape.  The red clay of the area is particularly well-suited for pottery, and the local craftswomen who painted the pottery each developed their own signature designs.

Troyan style pottery is considered to be a true Bulgarian craft.  Pieces are difficult to find in the US and tend to be pricey, but it is so worth the splurge.  In this vintage tea set the blue, yellow, black and white were painted on and then smeared to achieve the ripple and peacock effect.  Once the piece is fired, the glaze transforms into a high gloss with clarity and depth rarely seen in other pottery.

SOLD – Bulgarian Troyan style pottery tea pot, sugar bowl and creamer available as a set at Elite Repeat.

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Elite Repeat Serving Stillwater is a resale boutique located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We offer fine quality used, recycled and upcycled items. We sell clothing, shoes & accessories, jewelry, linens, small appliances, furniture, home decor, cookware, books, toys, art and craft supplies and many other things that you need. We also sell treasures of all kinds. Most of our treasures are very inexpensive, but occasionally we receive treasures of great value. These unique items will be featured on this blog. We invite you to browse our blog, be inspired and visit our store.