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Pottery Beckert

Franconian Craftsmanship since 1983

The pottery is one of the most traditional crafts which is represented in the Craftsmen’s Courtyard. The colorful shop of Pottery Beckert invites you to take a voyage of discovery through the potters craft.

You’ll find not only wonderful, high-quality tableware (and practical too: microwave and dishwasher safe), but also unusual, colorful decorations for indoors and out. If you’re looking for a gift, you’ll find something here – for any occasion!  If you need something very special, the pottery can make a custom piece to meet your individual requirements.

Another source of income for Beckert is producing ceramic building material in the style of the famous artist and architect Hundertwasser. The colorful tiles and ceramic pieces from Nuremberg can be admired in many different places. Take a look in the Craftsmen’s Courtyard and see for yourself!

History of the potter's craft in Nuremberg:

The potter’s craft was tied to places where clay was available, which sometimes came from mines. The clay was first exposed to the elements to remove unwanted organic materials. Afterwards, when necessary, large particles were removed, it was kneaded together with water and then tempered with minerals such as finely-grained limestone, Quartz or mica.

In Franconia, clay is still mined in Langenzenn. And in Nuremberg, there is not only sandstone but also fire clay and other clays to be found in the castle hill – it’s no surprise that clay was used locally. The products from potters were first intended for the local market; later came national trade. In Dürer‘s time, steins for display and patrician families were made from local clay.

The Hexenhäusle

The Hexenhäusle