Eighty-six professional workshops and international ceramists will present impressive aspects of contemporary ceramic art at Siegburg’s historic market square on July 9 and 10, 2022. The two-day market displays a wide range of different styles. Visitors can expect a contemporary and diverse spectrum including one-of-a-kind ceramics, individual and serially produced utilitarian ceramics, fine porcelain, high-quality jewelry, and porcelain objects as substrates for art. The variety of techniques, artistic styles, colors, shapes and ceramic surfaces is tremendous and offers something for everyone. Young visitors will also have the opportunity to playfully demonstrate their skills in the “Children’s Pottery” workshop from noon to 5 p.m. on both days of the market.
As a preview of the ceramics market, the tourist information office in Siegburg’s ICE train station will display a selection of ceramic works by this year’s exhibitors in its shop window starting at the beginning of June. Parallel to the ceramics market, contemporary ceramic art by Mia Llauder and Joan Serra from Barcelona will be shown in the Stadtmuseum. The exhibition runs from July 9 July to September 4, 2022. The vernissage will take place in the Stadtmuseum at 11:30 a.m. on July 10.
Ceramics have been important in Siegburg since the 12th century. Siegburg’s ceramics ranked among the most famous ceramic products in Europe from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. In 2014, the organizers of the ceramics market took the 950th birthday of the town of Siegburg as an opportunity to give a new look to the annual market. The internationally renowned ceramics studio of Ines Hasenberg supports and advises the city for this project and is involved in the conception, the selection process and the implementation of the ceramics market and the ceramics prize.
As part of the redesign, the Siegburg Ceramics Prize was awarded for the first time in 2015. The competition is held every two years simultaneously with the Ceramics Market, each time under a new motto. In 2021, the competition for the fourth Siegburg Ceramics Award was opened for the first time to all professionally working ceramists regardless of whether they are participating in the Siegburg Ceramics Market or not. To commemorate of the 100th anniversary of the death of the composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who was born in Siegburg, the motto was “Ton und Töne – Der Ton macht die Musik” (“Ceramic and Sound – The Tone Makes the Music”) and the prize money totaled 4,750 euros. Three of the submitted works were purchased by the Stadtuseum.
Also in 2022, the weekly market traders welcome you on July 9 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with their entire offer at the S-Carré.
- Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.