In Baia Mare, a city from the north-western part of Romania, Cornel Sitar has been creating pottery for the last fifty years. The ceramic modelled, painted, glazed and burnt in his family workshop fascinates the entire world and has won many prizes and distinctions. The vases are created by the Sitar potters using old techniques. The pottery is ornated with geometric patterns, floral and zoomorphic motifs and it is easily distinguishable due to its specific style and vibrant colors. Cornel Sitar is well known for trying to revive the almost lost art of Saschiz pottery, an old type of ceramics painted with blue cobalt that is available today only in museums and private collections.