Яндекс.Метрика Visit to potter Vasilii Gonciari’s home - Moldova Travel

Visit to potter Vasilii Gonciari’s home

international pottery fair

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COVID-19 Info

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many events to be cancelled or postponed due to a country's government imposed restrictions of large gatherings. Therefore, we recommend that you contact the ticket seller or the event organizer in order to find out more details about the event. In the meantime, you can choose to visit a museum, a guesthouse or discover one of the tourist routes presented on the site.


Are you interested in crafts and traditions? Pottery is one of Moldova’s ancient craft and cultural traditions. Hogineşti village is home to one of the most valued potters in Moldova. Vasilii Gonceari inherited the craft from his ancestors and after spending time abroad, he returned home to continue the family business. Upon coming back to Moldova, Gonceari established Vatra Olarului, The International Pottery Fair, where visitors can buy pots, souvenirs and household objects. Dozens of craftsmen gather in the courtyard of the potter’s home, displaying pride in their work. Kids can try the potter’s craft during hands-on workshops. Traditional gastronomy, folklore and dancing all come together in the unparalleled atmosphere of the fair.

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