Born in Kütahya in 1948, Sıtkı Usta founded a small workshop under the name of Ottoman Çini under his own name in 1973. In the works he exhibited in the beginning of the 1980s, the plates looked like traditional 16th-17th century Iznik and Kütahya tiles, made bowls, Also presented surprises that surpassed itself in form, pattern and technique. In his works, he constantly strived to bring back the color of the coral red that has not been applied since the 16th century by Iznik and Kütahya. In the works he has produced since 1990, the artist revives the famous Firuze colored secret of the Seljuk revolution in semi-matte and matt. And yellow glazed works we knew from the 10th century Nişabur ceramics. Volos (Greece) has been exhibiting at major centers of the world art market such as Geneva, Algeria, Tokyo, Osaka, Madrid, London, Paris, Newyork and at the same time a great number of fans have been massive. Today, internationally accepted works are only signed as “Sıtkı” The master is still working on colored glaze (Cuerda seca), luster (gold star) and gold leaf works. Why do you think Sıtkı OLÇAR’s ceramics are so different and famous?
1980 Akbank Art Gallery - BURSA 1981 Ministry of Foreign Affairs "Turkish Week" - TOKYO 1982 Yapı Kredi Bank Kazım Tashkent Gallery - ISTANBUL 1983 Yapı Kredi Bank Baby Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 1983 Akbank Art Gallery - BURSA 1984 Yapı Kredi Bank Baby Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 1984 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Turkey Fair - OSAKA 1985 Beymen Bedesten Art Gallery - ANKARA 1986 Aphrodisias Museum Gallery - AYDIN 1986 Fifth Balkan Countries Handicrafts - Representative of Turkish Volos 1986 Hotel Grand Yazici - BURSA 1987 Alorko Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 1987 Center Cultural Anatolie - PARIS 1988 Artisan Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 1988 Atika Art Gallery - ANKARA 1989 Art in Action - LONDON 1989 Yurakkucho Seibu - TOKYO 1990 Universi Automade - MADRID 1990 Art in Action - LONDON 1990 Atika Art Gallery - ANKARA 1991 KÜSAV Antique Fair Yıldız Palace ISTANBUL 1991 Atika Art Gallery - ANKARA 1992 Galerie Loanne - GENEVA 1992 Art in Action - LONDON 1992 Hobi Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 1992 Istanbul Technical University - ISTANBUL 1993 Artisan Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 1993 Kadife Chalet Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 1994 Artisan Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 1994 KÜSAV Antique Fair - ISTANBUL 1995 Turkish Embassy - TOKYO 1995 Directorate General of Oriental Life - ISTANBUL 1995 Kurita Museum - TOKYO 1995 Atika Art Gallery - ANKARA 1996 Orkun-Ozan Art Gallery - ANTALYA 1996 Kashi Wazaki Art Museum - NIGATA 1996 Palet Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 1997 Agaless Art Gallery - NEW YORK 1997 Atika Art Gallery - ANKARA 1997 KÜSAV Antique Fair - ISTANBUL 1997 Anemon Hotel Art Gallery - İZMİR 1998 Oriental Life Art Directorate - ISTANBUL 1998 Bologna Fair T.C. Representative BOLOGNA 1999 Agaless Art Gallery - NEWYORK 1999 MAK-Foyer Österreichischen Museum - VIENNA 1999 Artisan Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 2000 Museum of Turkish Islamic Art - İbrahim Paşa Palace İSTANBUL 2000 İ.M.K. Stock Exchange Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 2001 Beylerbeyi Palace - ISTANBUL 2001 Anemon Hotel (Galata) - ISTANBUL 2001 Tunel Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 2002 Artisan Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 2003 Artisan Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 2004 CODRAD Hotel Brussels - BELGIUM 2005 Turkish Islamic Art Museum - ISTANBUL 2006 Orkun-Ozan Art Gallery - ANTALYA 2006 Hagia Sophia Museum Art Gallery - ISTANBUL 2006 Turkish Museum of Islamic Arts İbrahim Paşa Palace İSTANBUL 2007 Turkish Festival - SWITZERLAND 2007 Antakya Biennial - ANTAKYA 2008 Ankamall Shopping Center - ANKARA 2008 Çırağan Palace Shopping Center - İSTANBUL 2009 Capacity Shopping Center - ISTANBUL 2010 Acıbadem Bursa Hospital Art Gallery - BURSA 2010 Symposium Panel - KÜTAHYA 2010 Süzer Plaza - İSTANBUL