Wooden pottery is an art of making artefacts from wood. It is possible to see this type of art in many parts of Anatolia where the flora is covered with forest, especially in Black-Sea Region it is possible to run into different types of wooden pottery. Heading for the last roundup in Daday, Kastamonu in the west of Black-Sea Region, the art of wooden pottery is being rendered by some old craftsmen with its most unique form. The bodies bearing the fatigue of the years do not have the power to run this job, any longer. Some of the last craftsmen do not run this job because of the reasons such as the decrease of need and interest toward this art of work. For that reason, the art of wooden pottery is becoming much closer to be forgotten day by day. Despite of its low production, the art of wooden pottery that is being made to order by some craftsmen in Daday in unique and suitable dimensions for use is no longer an occupation that produces economic value because of the changes in economic and social conditions. The branch of this type of art work shows its cultural value hereafter. The continuation of this art can be provided by the craftsmen that would be educated in some courses that can be run within the scope of vocational workshops, vocational schools of the universities and public education centres. These hand-made art works that would be produced in small dimensions by traditional methods can be transformed into economic value as souvenirs in terms of cultural tourism. This situation will enable an access for this heirloom to the next generations besides creating a new employment area for the inhabitants.
Traditional Arts, Wooden Pottery, District of Daday, Cultural Heritage, Protection