A. Šileikytė

Black ceramics

Closely guarded by artisans, this tradition has existed for centuries in Lithuania and is now taking new form in the modern work of the new generation. Lithuania is one of the few European countries that have preserved the art of black ceramics. Near the Kernavė hill forts, in the forests of Dzūkija around Merkinė, and in Samogitia, you can still find wood burning stone-based kilns in which wonderful works of art are created, glittering with metallic, green, blue, violet and black hues. Each piece is unique and inimitable.