« 2017. #1 (131)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 1 (133), 183–187


DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.01.183

Motyl, R.(2017).

ORCID ID: https://orsid.org/0000-0001-6936-0328

Received 26.01.2017

Motyl Romana Yaroslavivna, Candidate in Arts (Ph.D.), Senior Researcher at the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, department of Folk Art, Associate Professor of the Department of Design and Architecture Fundamentals at the Institute of Architecture of Lviv Polytechnic National University.

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Abstract. The article throws light upon some questions in formation and development of creativity of modern pottery workshop «Ceramics of Pokuttia». The author analyzes ancient traditions and innovative trends in the creative work of potters, describes stylistics, features of form and decor of pottery ware. The materials of scientific expedition to Pokuttia of The Ethnology Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (11—30 July 2016) have been put into the base of this study.

Keywords: Ceramics of Pokuttia, creativity, traditions, innovative trends, potter, stylistics, form, décor, pottery ware.


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