Places of interest06 August 2023

“Casa Olarului” or the “The Potter's House” - a guesthouse in the heart of the ancestral Maramureș, born from the love for the village’s soul and for the pottery art, a place where the authentic art blends with the authentic life

Daniel Leș is the artist who discovered the deep meanings of the pottery's art and who has thought to share it with others the experience of the clay's modelling, which has reshaped his live, made him to return to the ancestral soul - from all these has born the Potter's House, where life is lived in a simply way with the love of people, nature and God

Daniel Leș - “The Potter's House”, Baia Sprie, Maramureș

Daniel Leș - “The Potter's House”, Baia Sprie, Maramureș

The artist's intention was that to create for the people who want to come and participate in the creation camps, the living conditions of the potter from the past. In a world where technology takes possession of life, the potter artist must stay close to his roots.

In this regard, the rooms have been rustic decorated with a great care in order to stay close to the spirit of Maramureș. On the ground floor there is an apartment which preserves the specificity of the traditional peasant houses with a porch and two rooms. From the windows you can enjoy the view of the mountains touching to the sky.

In the backyard, at night, they raise bonfires and during the day there are organized ceramic workshops, where guests can participate directly. Her, they take out the clay from 4 meters deep, then they prepare the clay for modelling and finally for the burning process, while they may reflect on the deep meanings of life and can live the joy of transforming the clay.

The cuisine is a traditional, with delicious dishes prepared as our grandmothers used to cook. The dinner at the light of lamps make you relive the emotions of old times when you listened attentively the stories told by your great-grandparents at the fireside.


Other two old houses have been added to the guesthouse, two old houses made of earth, covered with wooden tiles and an authentic miner's house,in Baia Sprie. These are the Mining House and the Clay House where are organized national and international creative camps for children and adults. In addition, the surroundings in the area offer the possibility of hiking through gorgeous places, full of ancestral traditions.

It is a tourist area that offers many attractions: the wooden churches from Plopiș, Bârsana, Surdești, the geological reserve Creasta Cocoșului, the Blue Lake, the Mogoşa Lake, the Fossil Reserve Chiuzbaia, etc.

If you want to have the joy of a memorable symbiosis between art, spirit and nature, if you want to live revealing moments, depth and retrieval, feel free to come at the Potter's House and live authentic experiences.


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