Modern Ceramics

Jun 21 - Dec 30 2022       Pl. Powstańców Warszawy 5
This exhibit at the National Museum in Wrocław showcases some 60 artefacts made at the R.M. Krause Ceramics Factory in Świdnica, some 55km southwest of Wrocław. Properly known as 'Kunst-Terrakotta-Waren Fabrik R.M. Krause,' the factory originally specialised in decorative terracotta dishes, before becoming famous for delicate tin-glazed pottery (faience). It operated from 1882 to 1932, winning numerous regional and national awards for its beautiful decorative ceramic items: most commonly vases, platters, figurines, lamp frames and tablewares. Initially the predominant style was neo-baroque and neo-roccoco, before fitting into the broadly-defined style of Art Nouveau that emerged at the turn of the century. R.M. Krause ceramics from Świdnica became so popular that at one point they had stores throughout Europe from London and Kiev, and as far away as Australia and the Americas. Sadly, the global depression of the 1930s brought production to a close, but this exhibit collects exquisite items from the collections of the National Museum in Wrocław, the Museum of Old Merchants in Świdnica, the Museum of Ceramics in Bolesławiec and private collections.



Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Jun 21 2022 - Dec 30 2022
Wrocław National Museum
Pl. Powstańców Warszawy 5

Price/Additional Info

Tickets 10/7.50zł.


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