Masters of Grand Bazaar 2006-2018 Istanbul
culture based on hundreds of years of profession group and unwritten
rules. Very few know the details of how the products in the bazaar
showcases are produced. My work tells the stories of the masters who
produce these works. The portfolio covering the years 2008-2019 includes
the work of ten different masters.
small rooms of the old Byzantine and Ottoman inns from the past to the
present are workshops today.
journey, which started with melting of metal in furnaces, continues its
journey in different workshops. A finished product is never the work of
a single master. The added value created at each stage ensures that the
profession does not have a school. Profession usually begins with
apprenticeship at a young age. After many years, successful apprentices
become masters and establish their own workshops.
operation of the system is based on trust. Workshops that provide and
maintain this trust continue.
workshops are the continuation of the guild system, which was
established many years ago in Anatolia and constitutes the working rules
of the professions and controls the quality that protects them.