Adnan Ergüler

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İznik Master Adnan Hoca

Master İznik Ceramic Artist Adnan (Hoca) Ergüler is a name that has become synonymous with the highest quality of ceramics made in Turkey today. Adnan Hoca, born in a small town of Kütahya with a special place in Turkish ceramics history, was able to study on the ceramic works of past masters. His adventurous nature led him to research on the components of basic clay, glaze and hand-mixed colors of the heydays of Ottoman ceramics. Shards and local historical pieces were his primary source of research. He also analyzed past form designs, pattern compositions, techniques and developed his own classical style reinforced with excellent composition and structure based on 40 years of experience. Raw materials and techniques the same with the highest period of Iznik pottery is used in the structure and composition in each work of Adnan Hoca.

Adnan Hoca studied at the University of Anatolia near Eskisehir, a city close to Ankara. It was here that the artist was truly "born" as he was exposed to the ceramics of Iznik the finest works of art. It was quite an awakening as he began studying the works of both Iznik and Kutahya.

Adnan Hoca's research and experiments then are the basis of his classical work today and he has been recognized as one of the last of the Iznik masters. He experimened, played with and changed the chemistry of quartz and clay for many years, he produced fine and rare masterpieces and unfortunately passed away on April, 2016.

Adnan Hoca might be the last artisan to come up with the ideas, select the clay; throw the piece, paint it, glaze the piece and fire it in the kiln. With 40 years experience, his original pieces are some of the most highly prized sold today. They are of exceptional beauty and quality and extremely limited in quantity in Iznik Classics' Gallery. His pieces are in the collections of Iznik collectors and in the governmental treasures of some countries.

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