Ali Rıza Erköylü lives and works in Kütahya.

This tile is made using a contemporary çini technique known as gravür, or etching, which grows from a more Western, naturalistic style and requires a series of layered washes of glaze to be applied to the surface of the tile to achieve a watercolor-like effect. The image depicted is the massive Temple of Zeus in Aizanoi, located in the Kütahya province. At the front of the temple we see the fallen acroterion featuring the carved image of the Anatolian mother earth goddess.


















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