Friday, May 27, 2011

2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi, Russia

SochiThe "patchwork quilt" is the concept design for the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi, Russia. The design was created from motifs of ornaments of the most famous Russian national crafts.
One such craft is Gzhel Ceramics, a pottery made of burnt white clay, covered with painted glaze. This pottery is traditionally blue on white. (see photo below)

Check out a few more of Russia's national crafts:
Palekh Miniatures
Trihedral Champleve Enamelling

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