Gzhel is the famous blue and white porcelain from Russia. This porcelain takes its name from village of Gzhel located 60 km from Moscow. Blue color Gzhel got from blue cobalt. The name Gzhel originated from the Russian word, which means burn, in the sense of firing clay. The region of Gzhel is famous for its fabulous clay. In the 17-th century Russian Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich learned about super clay and large-scale production began. Porcelain from Russian Gzhel has a long history, from semi-faience to faience, and later to porcelain.