The village of Kentri is close to Ierapetra in the South of Lasithi region of Crete. The potters of Kentri were well known for the production of "Stamnia" (crocks).

Kentri is among the four major pottery centers of Crete the last 100 years. It was the famous village of Crock makers. Until the mid-20th century were functioned twenty potteries, and it employed almost half the families in the village. In the period 1950-1970 there was a bloom of pottery production. In the 1970s, the potters left their jobs because the appearance of cheap and unbreakable aluminum or plastic utensils.

Cretan Pottery

In Creta pottery, observing the materials, the forms and the technique of the manufacture (specifically of big jars) but also the way of ceramics baking that our ancient ancestors used, you feel that this unique pottery art has passed through centuries without radical changes and is continued even today.

Creta Ceramics

The Cretan pottery makers were traveling, in well organized groups, around the island bringing together all required equipment and setting up hole new ceramics laboratories in the areas they visited. In this way they served the exact needs of remote areas while it had proved much easier to carry the pottery equipment than carry the bulky and heavy pots around the island with donkeys...

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