Pottery workshop, HOREZU, Vâlcea, 19th century
It comes from the locality of Horezu, known as an old and renowned ceramic centre attested since the time of Brâncoveanu. Such a workshop was usually situated in a household, constituting an annex to it.
The construction, made on a low stone foundation, has a fir wood skeleton mounted on oak sill plates and walls made of planks. The gable roof is covered with fir shingles, on the ridge being placed the opening of a chimney with partial sides.
Inside, we can find the tools specific for the processing, decoration, and burning of clay pots: the potter's wheel, the patch, the corn, the brush, the kiln where the pots were burnt. On the walls, on overlaid shelves, there are many types of vessels, at different stages of work.