Tile art, which is an important Turkish ornament art, came particularly as a part of architectural ornaments from Middle Asia to Anatolia. The techniques and colors were improved in Anatolian Seljuk empire. Sıraltı (varnishing under enamel) technique was developed during Ottoman period and the ornament designs were prospered with the ease brought with this technique.
The white-blue tiles produced during Fatih period are extremely qualified and give the the impression as if they are porcelain. During this period, the usage of what is called evani (use of tile art in cookware and bakeware) is improved in tiles. İznik tile art pieces produced in İznik in the middle of 16th century is the brightest area of Ottoman tile art. These tile pieces, where camber coralline red is used, continued to be produced approximately for 70 years. The financial and political stagnation of Ottoman Empire of the 17th century was also reflected on the tile art and during this period İznik tile art workshops were closed and the production center was moved to Kütahya.
Today, the production of Kütahya and İznik tile art is being continued with new methods and interpretations.