Uzbekistan has several ceramic schools. Among them the School of Gijduvan. Gijduvan is a small town close to Bukhara.
Alisher Narzullaev represents the 6th and his son Olimjon already the 7th generation of ceramic masters in the family. Materials they use all come from the area. As preservation of the cultural heritage of Gijduvan ceramics is their aim they still use the traditional manufacturing process. The herbs for producing the glaze are grinded in their own donkey driven mill. During the firing process, the pieces are stacked using the traditional tripod. The markings left by this are today the unmistakable trademark of Gijduvan ceramics. Patterns are painted on white, red or yellow foundation.
Master Alisher Narzullaevas works are exhibited worldwide and can be found in numerous museums. He participated in over hundred exhibitions and opening days in Uzbekistan and abroad, including the World Exhibition-fair «the Expo – 2000».
Alisher Narzullaev Website