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Winter exhibition:
Academy of Ceramics Gmunden

09.11.22 - 31.03.23 

The winter exhibition in the premises of Gmundner Keramik shows important works from the early days of the ceramics manufactory by Emilie Schleiss-Simandl and Michael Powolny as well as the greats of the "Group H" Gudrun Wittke-Baudisch and Franz Josef Altenburg. The exhibition will also feature the works created during the first Academy of Ceramics in the summer of 2022.


Opening hours
Mo-Fr 10:00-17:00
Sa 10:00-16:00

Admission FREE

Gmundner Keramik manufactory

Keramikstraße 24

4810 Gmunden


The pottery of the SAN - 

Donkerbos, Namibia

In several workshops in the Kalahari, San artists from the Donkerbos and Drimiopsis settlements created a series of designs for artistic ceramics by Gmundner Keramik as well as elaborately produced unique pieces. It was the beginning of a cooperation that on the one hand provides the San with a livelihood and on the other hand takes the artistic programme of Gmunden Ceramics to another high point.
The owner of Gmunden Ceramics, Markus Friesacher, has a close connection to Namibia. He knows the history and fate of the San (a collective term for some indigenous ethnic groups in southern Africa) and actively supports them.
The high artistic skills of the artists in Donkerbos led to the idea of producing an AfricaCeramicsEdition in 2022. This is how a unique project came into being.


AoCG Artist in Residence


Exhibitions and events as well as working stays and residencies for artists at Gmundner Keramik promote the transfer of artistic and technical know-how. The Academy of Ceramics Gmunden (AoCG) is characterised by the exchange between employees, visitors and artists.

Six international artists work on site and present their works in the exhibition: Dominika Bednarsky, Linda Luse, Ben Orkin, Rosi Steinbach, Julia Beliaeva and Maria Kulikovska.

AoCG Talks

Resume Talk 2022

Artist Talk on the Ceramic Body

Ceramics Stories


Photos © Michael Maritsch

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