Iznik ceramics represent an amazing technical innovation in the history of Turkish ceramic art. In the 15th – 16th century, following the establishment of the Ottoman Empire, the name of Iznik became famous throughout the world due to the development of a ceramics production. Combining the Ottoman style with external influences from China, Asia, the Balkans and even Europe, Iznik vessels and tiles reached their peak within the Ottoman ceramic art. The court’s patronage stimulated and supported the development of an artistically and technically advanced ceramic industry in Iznik.In this study, the specific compositions on dishes and decoration pecularities of Iznik ceramics are introduced. Accordingly, it is intended to put forward the characterictis compositions and decoration techniques.
Keywords: Iznik Ceramics, ceramic dish, traditional arts, underglaze decoration.