Raku, poripots, mirror labirint and a bicycle on a rope in Tartu
From10th to 17th November Ilona Šauša went to the South East of Estonia to implement the project ID-MOB1302 -8735 supported by the Nordic Culture Point grant in the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme (http://www.kulturkontaktnord.org/lang-en/forms-of-funding/nordic-baltic-mobility-programme-for-culture). The aim of the trip was: to contribute renewing, development and promotion of fermented raku technique that in Estonian is called poripott that was used in Setomaa region till the 2nd world war.
During the trip were made investigation of poripots in the Estonian National Museum of History (ENMH) in Tartu (http://www.erm.ee/en) and the Voru Museum (http://www.vorumuuseum.ee). In the museums were found valuable collection of poripotts and ancient ceramic tools of Seto ceramists as well as very interesting collection of pictures made by H. Blaubruck in 1935. In this collection where shown Seto potter’s homes, ceramic kilns and tools as well as the process of making poripots. The pictures also are available in the internet: (https://www.google.lv/search?q=Olenini+talu,+suitsuahi&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Jp3RUqyWLcfLywOd2IGQBg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=934#q=Olenini+talu+Blaubr%C3%BCck&tbm=isch&imgdii=_ ).
Other activities of the project were: visiting of ceramist’s workshops, art galleries and exhibitions in Tartu and Voru citys; the open seminar ‘Fermented Ceramic, Possibilities to Renew and to Develop It in Its Historical Area’ for ceramists in the St. Antoniuse Guild conference hall (http://www.antonius.ee/); fermented raku workshop in Voru.
At the free time from the project activities ceramist spend her time introducing herselfe with Tartu city, enjoying Science Center AHHAA mirror labirint, aquariums, ride on the rope by bicycle (http://www.ahhaa.ee) and the Aqua Park Aura atractions (http://www.aurakeskus.ee/en/).
More photos about the project are available in the internet https://www.facebook.com/balticrakuhome?ref=hl