Ceramics and Porcelain at the Augarten
The arts and crafts market at the Viennese porcelain manufactory
The sales exhibition Ceramics and Porcelain at the Augarten will take place for the second time from September 22 through 24, 2017. Around 40 artists, among them renowned designers as well as rising stars, will present contemporary ceramic and porcelain arts in their many forms, made with various techniques, on 700 m² of exhibition space. The event is a must for lovers of high-quality ceramic and porcelain arts.
The artists come from Austria and its neighboring countries and were selected by a panel of experts. In addition to the quality and perfection of the works on exhibit, special attention was given to showing a colorful cross section of the various facets of ceramic and porcelain works. The range extends from kitchen ware to decorative figures and jewelry, plastics and sculptures, from the finest porcelain to Raku ware, all the way to smoke fired techniques.
Unique specimens or small series made by hand are exclusively on offer. As a visitor to the exhibition, you can admire the diverse creations or purchase unique works such as elaborate objets d’art, finely made porcelain figures, high-quality flatware and precious table decorations.
Tours of the Augarten porcelain manufactory
In addition, the Augarten porcelain manufactory offers an exciting general program in which visitors gain insight into the practice of the old handicraft.
A visit to the Augarten Museum with the special exhibition is including in the admission fee. The current theme is: “Understand the history of Viennese porcelain by means of over 150 historical examples and experience the porcelain and private sphere during the era of Maria Theresa – most highly personal!”
You can also participate in a tour; tours start at 3:00 and 4:00 PM (Saturday and Sunday also at 2:00 PM).
Painting and Bosserien on display
Get a glance directly “over the shoulder” of porcelain painters at the manufactory (Friday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Saturday 2:00 to 5:00 PM) and marvel at their calm hands that so skillfully apply the lines and patterns.
Porcelain figures are cast. It’s easy, right? You’ll be amazed by just how many individual parts it takes to make one of these figures. This time-consuming work, which requires every bit as much patience as does painting them, is called Bosserien in German.
If you’ve acquired the taste for the art of porcelain, you can even decorate a piece of porcelain yourself for a small fee and turn it into your own very personal, one-of-a-kind piece.
Viennese porcelain manufactory with tradition
The location for the art market could not have been better chosen. The Augarten porcelain manufactory, founded in 1718, is among the oldest in Europe and offers a stylish ambience for this exhibition. It is known the world over for its delicate shapes and the exquisite working of its hand-finished pieces. The museum is incidentally open year-round and tours and workshops are continually offered.
Ceramic and Porcelain at the Augarten
Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten, Schloss Augarten, Obere Augartenstrasse 1, 1020 Vienna
Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, 2017
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
From the Hotel Stefanie, Hotel City Central or Hotel Capricorno you can easily walk to the Augarten. Alternatively, you can take the tram line 2 to the stop Taborstrasse/U2 and then take bus 5B two stops to Obere Augartenstrasse.
Admission, including general program:
6 euros per person
Free admission for children up to age 12
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