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Rezgar Mamandi 


My inspiration comes from cultures worldwide, mainly from where I was born and grew up, in the eastern part of Kurdistan ( Northwest of Iran). Since childhood, I have admired the history and design of the objects around me in our tiny town, Rabat. Once upon a time, it was part of the ancient Mannaean civilization and, by then, called  Musasir.
I started Manna Pottery in 2013, two years after I came to the country. Since then, I have been a full-time artist attending nationwide art festivals. I have attended more than 250 Art shows and festivals and have been an award winner in more than 40 of them. 

I decided to settle Manna Pottery in the neighborhood after I became a father because I could not be away from home as I usually was. 
It took me almost a year to make that idea happen. We opened in February 2024. Manna Pottery is a place for everyone. It is a painting-your-own pottery studio with my gallery, a collection of unique, hand-painted tiles and additional shapes in ceramics. All can be customized for your special occasions and your loved ones.

We also have pottery-making on the wheel and hand-building and painting on pottery workshops. It is all about patience and believing that you can create with your mind and hands. Now that we have started Manna Pottery's first physical store, I can share all I know with those who want to paint their pottery better. Also, we plan to make it a workshop place for all artists around the area.

As Thomas Merton says: "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." 

So Manna pottery is where you can find yourselves and lose yourself.
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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.

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