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Gzhel art. How traditional paintings are born

Gzhel is known as the cradle of Russian porcelain. More than 17 types of clay were discovered in the Gzhel area. White clay is perfect for making porcelain. The fragile and light material was quickly noticed by housekeepers, and then by artists. We look at how traditional Gzhel paintings are born on the porcelain and why it wasn’t always like this.

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