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Zeller Keramik

In Zell am Harmersbach, the production of high-quality ceramic tableware by master craftsmen is a tradition that dates back more than 200 years and one that is open to the public at the 160 square-metre Zeller Keramik Museum.

On display are rare examples dating from the Art Nouveau period through to the present. A large part of the museum is given over to the works of Elisabeth Schmidt-Pecht, who was based in Constance, and whose 'Favorite' pattern, alongside the 'Cock & Hen' and 'Old Strasbourg' patterns, now form part of a hundred years of ceramic production history. Georg Schmider's signature on the original 1888 partnership agreement, price lists from 1920, as well as relief and wall plates and post-World War II floor vases offer an interesting picture of the company's history.

Another section of the museum is dedicated to production. The ceramicists explain their craft and the functions of the moulds on display. A large collection of original photographs depicts the production processes used after 1950.

In the 'patterns' area, visitors can look over the shoulders of a ceramic painter, and even paint their own little fragment. The exhibition also includes the print templates for shapes, patterns and bands, along with plates decorated using the most varied techniques.

Distance: around 25 kilometres

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