The World of Gmunden Ceramics
The Gmundner ceramics manufactory is the oldest of its kind in Austria.
Since 1903, the doors of Gmundner Keramik have been open to all. They export all over the world.
The most famous decor of Gmundner ceramics – the green flamed – can be found in almost every Austrian household and it is considered one of the symbols that stand for Austria. Every product that comes out of the ceramics manufactory is unique – made and painted by hand. It is the handwork that makes the pottery so valuable and unique. Throughout the year, the manufactory offers an eventful program, from guided tours of the manufactory, to painting ceramics yourself, to adventure shopping. Experience the uniqueness of craftsmanship since 1492 and the pure inspiration for your table setting!
Guided tours of the manufactory
Those who would like to take a look behind the scenes can do so, for example, on a guided tour of the manufactory, which is offered all year round in all weathers and is also designed to be child-friendly. In addition to a short film, some particularly valuable exhibits, a touch station and a photo station, guests are offered detailed insights into the creation of the unique Gmundner ceramics and the painting workshops.
Painting ceramics yourself – the creative time-out
For the whole family an experience, as the painting workshop is suitable for all ages. The choice is unpainted ceramic molds such as cups and plates as glazed raw ceramics. The original color palette is large: from colorful to classic to subtle, you can let off steam. There is also a wide range of motifs to choose from, so take a template or simply paint away. In order for the colors to unfold their full splendor, the pieces must be fired for 16 hours in the kiln. In 5-7 working days, your work of art is then ready for collection or the manufactory also sends on request to your home address.
Manufactory sale – shopping for connoisseurs
In a relaxed atmosphere, the entire assortment of Gmundner Ceramics awaits you in our stores to take away immediately. Discover our novelties and offers or rummage in our rarities store for special specimens. Let our staff give you professional advice.