Avanos, located 15 kilometers north of Nevşehir and known as ‘Venessa‘ in ancient times, has a history dating back to BC. It dates back to the Hittites in the 2000s. The history of Avanos Pottery dates back to the Hittites, who ruled over all of Cappadocia.
It is known that Avanos pottery was once sold on horses and donkeys in the surrounding villages and towns. This tradition was carried on during the Ottoman period, even after the establishment of the Republic.Caravans of men from Avanos, who were not given a girl unless they knew how to make pottery, followed the Kayseri – Gülşehir – Aksaray road to sell pottery, shouting “to its full rice, bulgur, cheese, salt” in market areas (crying out the old name) on their journey to sell pottery. They bought a lot of the manufactured goods and made a living this way. The broken pottery from these journeys was thrown to the side of the road, where it accumulated and formed lines on the sides of Avanos roads.
Do not miss the pottery workshops, which are among the places that should not be missed if you are in Avanos during your Cappadocia vacation. There are numerous pottery workshops in Avanos’s center, beginning with the name chez, which is used as a place. Chez Galip is the most well-known of these, with its Hair Museum, which has also been inducted into the Guinness Book of Records. Güray Pottery is the region’s largest pottery store, with a carved-from-rock area of 3700 m2. Güray Pottery also established the Cappadocia Underground Ceramic Museum, which brought together Anatolian pottery art pieces.
The Pottery Statue, which is worthy of its name, can be found in the center of Avanos, which is known as ‘Cappadocia’s Handicrafts and Shopping Center. A girl and a woman are on the loom in one section of this statue, and a potter with the wheel between his legs is in the other.