Latgalian Pottery

Over the centuries, folk pottery-making in Latvia has developed primarily in the regions of Latgale and Kurzeme and is considered one of Latvia’s oldest art forms which dates back to the Neolithic Age. Nowadays the Latgalian pottery has become famous as an example of traditional Latvian cultural heritage. Pottery from this region includes a range of pottery styles – from the more recent decorative glazing techniques, still using green and brown earthen hues, to the more ancient, minimalist techniques and colours evident in black ceramics, which is based on archaeological findings.