The most collectors are familiar with the
beautiful Lomonosov porcelain from Russia. But in Russia there
is a great variety of factories producing all kinds of china
and ceramics of the highest quality and design. Here are some
of the most famous and popular among the Russian people:
"AKSINYA" PORCELAIN FACTORY
enterprise, which was founded in 1972, produces faience articles
with traditional Kossack regional painting; only ecologically
pure materials are used here.
Donskoi faience is characterized by a vivid artistic manner,
original forms, attractive brush painting of floral ornaments.
The enterprise produces coffee- and tea-sets, dessert services,
salad bowls and dishes, caskets, wall decorative dishes, fruit
bowls, cheese cutting boards, statuettes, floor vases.
A special trend in contemporary production is painted faience,
which is decorated with lace ornaments in openwork or with
genre compositions in modelling
Semikarakorsk faience articles are constantly exposed at domestic
and international exhibitions and fairs. These articles are
of stable buyers' demand.
"NOVGORODSKIY FARFOR" PORCELAIN FACTORY
famous Russian manufacturers, Kuznetsov brothers, established
branch enterprises in Novgorod Region as far back as the 19th
century.Inimitable exquisity of shapes and paintings, along
with rich colour schemes, brought Kuznetsovs porcelain world-wide
In the 50-ies Bronnitsy enterprise «Vozrozhdeniye» restored
forgotten art of Kuznetsovs porcelain. Carrying on traditions
of old masters, artists of the enterprise create contemporary
cobaltic porcelain. Ancient Novgorod ornaments and subjects
of Russian folk-lore are taken as a basis for porcelain renovated
decoration. The artists depict fairy-birds, grass and flowers,
traditional Novgorod traceries.
Manufacture of statuettes is another very special trend in
the creative activities of the enterprise. Funny figurines
of Novgorod buffoons, executed by T. Gavrilova, one of the
oldest artists at the enterprise, open the merry world of
Novgorod fair; the artist also works in other trends - for
example, her «Bird-cherry tree» tea-pot gives an idea of the
marvelous beauty of the Russian nature. Unique tea- and coffee-set,
«Hoar-frost», created by Yu. Andreyev, represents a combination
of exquisite classic form and uncommon look at a wintry landscape.
The artist's Zakharova paintings, executed in the technique
of colour highlight, impress by the rich colourism, complicated
ornamentation, splendor of traceries. Works executed by I.
Kuznetsov, the chief artist of the enterprise, are distinguished
by a great variety of conceptions; these articles are executed
sometimes in classic forms, sometimes in the Art Nouveau shapes
or in traditions of the Easter eggs.
Artists of the enterprise are in a permanent search of new
trends when creating marvelous «blue fairy-tale» of Russia
"SYSERTSKY FARFOR" PORCELAIN FACTORY
enterprise, which now produces porcelain tableware and sculpture,
was founded on the basis of «Promcooperator» Guild, existed
since 1942. First the Guild manufactured earthenware, but
from the late 40-ies it came close to renovation of porcelain
industry, which had definite traditions in Sysert' - a small
porcelain manufacture existed there as far back as the late
19th - the early 20th century.
At present the enterprise produces decorative sculpture on
subjects of folk fairy-tales of the Urals Russian narrative
poems and ballads; tea- and coffee-sets, decorative vases.
Usually the articles are decorated with underglaze painting,
but sometimes overglaze painting is applied. Soft brownish-grey
and light blue tones are mostly used in painting. Ornamental
concepts are often found in the landscapes of the Urals.
The younger generation of artists and technologists works
much at technology improvement; they are taking a great interest
in manufacture of unique articles of modern shapes. About
480 people work at the enterprise; annual production output
is about 1,5 million pieces.
Collections of Sysert' artworks are represented in many museums
of the Russian Federation. These articles are rewarded with
diplomas of different exhibitions.
porcelain always occupied an honorary position in the history
of russian porcelain industry.
The Manufactory was founded in 1754 by merchant F. Ya. Gardner;
it was the first private enterprise, which manufactured high-quality
production. These articles were exposed at All-world exhibitions
in Paris and Bruxelles.
Contemporary handicraft industry manufactures thin-walled
hand-painted porcelain, statuettes, chess sets, tea- and coffee
services and other articles, which are notable for a great
variety of shapes and decorative finishings.
These porcelain articles are represented in the collections
of the principal museums of Russia. Verbilki production is
always of great buyers' demand.