Latvia's only porcelain factory lures 10,000 yearly visitors

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The former dairy at Ineši is glistening with hues of white other than that of milk. Fifteen people now work in Latvia's only porcelain factory, which successfully weathered the economic downturn and now boasts about 10,000 annual visitors, reported Latvian Television Saturday.

Artist Jānis Ronis, who owns the place, moved to the countryside nine years ago, and has since settled down and managed to build a factory and launch a porcelain painting workshop.

Initially the wares were manufactured after a recipe of the former Rīga Porcelain Factory, however now the porcelain clay is brought from England.

The wares are designed by Jānis Ronis and his former study mates. 

Recently porcelain cats have come into vogue, and each year porcelain enthusiasts eagerly await the fair of the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, which serves as a departure point for the following year.

Find out more about the place HERE.

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