|The view of Avanos town from a supermarket when we first got off the bus from nearby Goreme, Turkey
|We crossed the bridge over the red river where the pottery clay comes from.
|Avanos is a charming city of 11,000 people with nice parks along the riverside.
|You can see the river to the right.
|Avanos is known for its pottery.
|Like every Turkish town, it features several mosques.
|Examples of pottery.
|Michelle and I checked out several pottery shops.
|I was impressed by the historic architecture.
|The old town is built on the hillside overlooking the river.
|Many pottery artists display their work for sale in small studios.
|This artist's work was very unique.
|Kinda whimsical too.
|The local carpet cleaners, all done by hand
|Another view of the neighborhood
|A local resident of Avanos, Turkey
|All over Turkey they use solar to heat their water.
|Nice view of the river and town of Avanos, Turkey
|Grapes on an arbor are almost ripe
|Michelle and I got free pottery lessons.
|Michelle had never used a potter's wheel.
|These women make pots for sale in their shop
|Michelle learns the technique of throwing pots.
|Her first masterpiece.
|Pretending to have made this masterpiece. Michelle and I were each loaned potter's pants before working at the potter's wheel.
|Getting my turn with the master potter.
|Having fun with clay
|Posing with the pottery
|It's a little messy, but fun. I loved the wall graffiti in their studio.
|Pottery for sale in the shop that let us play in their clay studio
|Posing with the owners of the shop
|A Photographer's workshop in Avanos, Turkey. 60 photographers from 20 countries.
|Turks are very hospitable. This shop owner shared his lunch with us and his buddies.
|He is a 5th generation pottery shop owner in Avanos
|And of course they sell carpets too. This is a couple from French Canada
|A nice pedestrian bridge over the red river in Avanos