Pottery Museum (East Azerbaijan)Tabriz
Pottery Museum (East Azerbaijan) is an alive museum (Persian: موزه سفال، آذربایجان شرقی) where you can see and experience the various stages of making local pottery of Tabriz on a potter's wheel. A stunning two-story mansion is very similar to the attractive Iranian buildings with a specific style and architecture. The Tabriz Pottery Museum or Sarraflar House, located on Shams Tabrizi Street, is an old and splendid house that dates back to the Qajar era (1789-1925). The architecture of this house is suitable to Iranian culture and customs, like most houses of the Qajar period.
This building has an upper floor, a basement, and a beautiful porch with two columns. Most of the decorations of this museum consist of beautiful beds with plant motifs. In the middle of the courtyard is a large pool with green space around it that has added to the beauty of the house. This house started to work in 2005, after undergoing a period of renovation and restoration for several years, to exhibit and present pottery works under the title of Tabriz Pottery Museum or Live Pottery Museum. Pottery Museum is located in Shams Tabrizi street, Tabriz. The different sections of the museum are:
1- The Howz-Khaneh (Literally: pool house): this section is located in the basement. In this place, meetings and artistic gatherings, and temporary exhibitions of pottery artists are held.
2- Permanent exhibition of pottery works (Gallery): this section consists of three parts. The artworks of one of the contemporary pottery artists of Tabriz have been exposed to the public. Such as works by Farideh Tathiri Moghadam, Abbas Ghabchi, and Ahmad Ghabchi.
3- Permanent shop: the museum shop is permanently active, and the works of students of the East Azerbaijan Pottery Association are offered for sale.
4- The educational section (Training courses): in the Tabriz Pottery Museum, there are specialized pottery training classes with local clay of the region.
5- Presenting the different steps of making pottery traditionally: in this part of the museum, the phases of creating pottery are introduced to visitors. Most of the pottery of Tabriz is able to be consumed. They are made with white soil supplied from Zanvar Marand village. This type of pottery is covered with two colorless and turquoise glazes, which double the beauty of these works by applying decorations on the white soil.