Master Selahattin (Usta*) Tek was born in Kutahya in 1966. He manufactured replicas of 15th and 16th century Iznik for almost 15 years. With the experience he gained during this reproduction period, he began to experiment with quartz silt, which is the main element in Iznik ceramic tradition. As he started using quartz, as he states, he realized that this element was the key point in the art of Iznik ceramics. Since 2007, Selahattin Usta makes all his tiles, vases, plates, and panels with silt made from 87.5% quartz in composition. Another important point in his works is, he managed to produce pieces made from boric glaze instead of leaded glaze since 2009 enabling them to be used in daily life. Pieces are dishwasher safe and can be safely used for food and beverage, cold and hot.
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