The fanciful deer and flora that adorn this plate were hand-carved into the red clay. After the design was painted, it was fired to a lustrous gloss. The plate has holes on the back for hanging.
Donna Hadjipopov, the founder of Bulgar USA, has developed a close relationship with artisans in Bulgaria. These skilled craftsmen craft a striking range of handcrafted tabletop and decorative pieces. Each is hand-formed using local red clay, then hand-decorated with traditional motifs and contemporary colors.
Antique ceramics from Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of
Bulgaria in the 12th and 13th centuries, inspired this decorative plate by master potter Nikolai Yovko. The front boasts a hand-carved, hand-painted design; the back has two holes for easy hanging.