A truly diverse overview of the great variety of Transylvanian forms, decors and techniques is offered in the museum’s comprehensive pottery collection. The exhibited vessels of the collection impressively reflect the development of the distinct Transylvanian type of pottery over the past centuries.
Between 1730 and 1830, the so-called Drăușeni (Draas) pottery was widespread, followed by the brightly coloured Torda (Thorenburg) pottery that appeared during the late 18th century, mainly influenced by the Haban Fayences that primarily came from Hungarian workshops.
The china blue Saschiz (Keisd) ceramic is among the best ceramic art Transylvania has ever produced.
Over the past years, the museum has been able to increase its collections of wedding, neighbourhood, brotherhood and guild mugs. These mugs, which were mostly used as gifts, are usually large in size and are decorated with various carved inscriptions.
A special category is joke vessels and pediment crests. Several completely tiled stoves and individual tiles from different pottery workshops also demonstrate the wide variety of Transylvanian pottery.