Bitlis in which primity pottery has been carried for long a time esspecially in Kavakbaşı bounded Mutki town and in Günkırı bounded Güroymak town, is a rich city in terms of handicraft. Although the pottery has been made nearly in all houses in previous years, this number has been decreasing day by day. Besides the pottery has been carried out by a small number of women in Kavakbaşı, in Günkırı there is only one master about pottery. The pots are shaped by a pritimity tool called ‘’çark’’ rolling with hands or foots. These pots are cooked in a low heat oven made in a hole on the ground after the pots are dried 4-5 days under the shadow and 1-2 days under the sun. After the first cook, the pots are lined and put in a hole in an open air and then cooked for the second time and now pots are ready to sale. In the past people used to make their pots according to their needs, today after being widespread of technology and plastic staff, most of the pots and pans lost their functions. In this work, it is aimed to study about the present status of primity pottery which has been made for a long time in Kavakbaşı and Günkırı. In accordance with this purpose, interview and observational research has been accomplished in Kavakbaşı and Günkırı municipalities. Supported with photographs amd informations from the sources, the work has been accomplished.
Key words: Pottery, Bitlis Pottery, Kavakbaşı Pottery, Günkırı Pottery