Iznik Works

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Iznik Works' vast selection includes reproductions of Seljuk and Ottoman works, taking you on a journey back to the Iznik of old, with special pieces by ceramic artists including classical vases, plates and tiles. Also the pieces from matte, antiqued quartz; the quartz plates and vases look as if they have just come out of the ground.
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Neighborhood: Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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Irinach88
Tallinn, Estonia6 contributions
Sep 2020
We noticed the shop of Mr. Dursun among many others in Grand Bazar, because of his genuine hospitality and the quality of the products.
While enjoying traditional Turkish tea, we had the privilege to learn about the history of Grand Bazar, and about how the shops were passed from generation to generation in his family. He spoke very proudly about it and it is fascinating how much hard work and effort he has put into making it the way it is today.
Mr Dursun works with many local artists, that are producing these unique and beautiful pieces of art , none is the same with the other. We bought this beuatiful vase for Boris' mother.
Mr Dursun also connected us to other merchants whom we could trust we buy quality for reasonable price ( Fabrics, spices, sweets ).

Don't miss this unique Grand Bazar experience with Mr. Dursun!
Written September 19, 2020
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Mzayani1978
United Kingdom1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Friends
Great place if you are looking for quality traditional Turkish antiques. It's like walking into a museum when you walk into the shop! The owner was very helpful and friendly too. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for unique antique pieces.
Written July 18, 2020
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Jessie Z
Istanbul, Turkey4 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Beautiful ceramic bowls, plates, vases, and more here that are food safe / dishwasher safe!!

My friend and I spoke with the owner, Ismail, for a while, while sipping on Turkish coffee and apple tea. He is incredibly friendly, and I really appreciated their hospitality. I also got unbeatable prices and loved the colorful, unique designs shown all around the store! Plus, they wrap and can ship all of the pieces for you. Would definitely recommend checking it out!
Written June 2, 2021
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John F
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Feb 2021 • Family
I wrote another review about my experience with the İznik Works team when I was in Istanbul in 2019. I can’t say enough about how wonderful that was.

We had a return trip planned for ‘20 that was naturally canceled. We also decided ‘21 wasn’t likely to pan out either, but we wanted to buy a few additional pieces and didn’t want to wait another year.

I reached out to İznik Works through their website and they helped me using WhatsApp to get exactly what we wanted. The process was easy and they were very patient and gave us great service even though we’re thousands of miles away.

They have a customer for life. Not only are the products stunningly beautiful, but their service is simply unmatched.

I look forward to being able to share some çay and shop in person. Until then, shopping remote will have to do!
Written February 3, 2021
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Ilze_Kinnear-Porter
Johannesburg, South Africa10 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
Here you will find some wonderful items, they also stock a large range of beautiful items. I found the range of items to be by far better than that of other shops. Owner Ismail and staff also very friendly and helpful. I could not resist the coffee cups!
Written July 6, 2020
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valleygrrl76
Long Beach, CA35 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
I wandered into the Grand Bazaar expecting to purchase trinkets, but instead ended up wandering over to Iznik Works and found myself shopping for (and eventually buying) some artwork. Felt relaxed and under no pressure to buy (a rarity for a tourist in Istanbul) - found a beautiful piece that they were able to frame for me at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended. Will definitely stop by again on my next visit.
Written November 24, 2016
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K-85-pa#TO
Arkansas82 contributions
Jan 2019 • Business
Great proprietor who could not be moved on the one item I want. Didn't matter. Great selection of Pottery and very beautiful.
I will visit him again and buy more.
I highly recommend.
Also... none of the pushy nonsense. He has excellent items, knows it, and acts accordingly.
Written January 31, 2019
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DonL21
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
If you want to buy Iznik souvenirs from Istanbul, this is definitely the place to be. The staff are friendly and very easy to negotiate with.

I highly recommend to all travellers alike!
Written August 11, 2019
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Farah S
Kuwait71 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
My story started few years back when I noticed the Instagram account of Iznik Work and I made sure to visit and have a look at the art & beauty of the displayed pieces . Iznik have made it to join tradition with good taste and quality . What I buy here is never found anywhere else and it really worth it . I had several coffee sets and my mom had a very special vase . The Arabic calligraphy made perfectly . I can't say more . You should visit Iznik Work to know what am talking about .
Written June 10, 2018
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Moon K
Hong Kong, China102 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
I found this shop in my research before visiting the Grand Bazaar, and my high expectation was exceeded. They have the most beautiful Iznik potteries that I found in all of the shops I went in Istanbul, Avanos (pottery town in Cappadocia), and elsewhere in Turkey. One might find better quality in the town of Iznik itself, but I'm definitely going back to get more pieces next time I visit Istanbul! The sales person (Sercan) was super helpful and respectful, and owner (Ismail) was pretty entertaining. They have small items that are light on one's wallet all the way to centerpieces that are pricey but worth every penny if you like ceramics!
Written April 8, 2018
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