Manna Pottery is a collection of unique, hand-painted tiles and additional shapes in ceramics. I design and hand paint every piece.
All can be customized for your home or for a special gift.
Artist Rezgar Mamandi
My inspiration comes from cultures all over the world, particularly from the surroundings where I was born and grew up in the northwestern Kurdistan area of Iran. Since childhood, I admired the history and design of the objects around me in our tiny town. Now part of Rabat, it was once part of the ancient Mannaean civilization.
As Thomas Merton says: "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." I began painting as a child.
I started telling stories of my Kurdish history with paint then, and continue today. Each of us lives withendless stories. I believe we will enjoy our lives more when we understand our own stories and each other's stories. In my painting, every shade of color has a story. And the world has endless tones of color.
Origins of Manna Pottery
The word Manna is derived from Mannea, an ancient civilization that dates from the seventh-to-tenth centuries BC in the northwest region of Kurdistan, Iran. Ceramic products are among the most remarkable artifacts found in archaeological sites of this civilization. These objects are completely hand-painted. They are made of red clay that was shaped and then fired. The pots and tiles are extremely durable and have lasted thousands of years, virtually unchanged. The choice of the name Manna was inspired by this history.