• Gzhel is the name of  the traditional Russian craft of production of porcelain and pottery items - dishes, tiles, other decorative elements and pieces. If  to be more precise Gzhel is the name of the region close to Moscow which includes about 27  of villages and small towns. The region forms the so-called "Gzhel bush." Pottery production and then later porcelain manufacturing is based on presence of porcelain clay, perfectly suitable for these purposes.