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Everything Revolves Around the Cup

Turn it up at Porzellanikon! What is porcelain made of anyway? What is the difference between turning pottery and porcelain? Why are plates and cups (almost) always round? Who thinks up these shapes and what does thirsty gypsum have to do with all this?

We will answer all of these questions and many more on an interactive tour through the Porcelain Production that begins with the raw materials and continues to the Steam Engine and Ball Mill all the way to the turning shop! Then it’s time for you to get your hands dirty! Everyone has a chance to be a “turner” and make their own cup, just like the porcelain makers did 100 years ago! After that, you can carve your cups into lanterns or colourfully decorate them in the creative part of the programme.

Location: Porzellanikon Selb
Age: Year (grade) 3-9
Curriculum reference:
Mittelschule (middle school): WTG (handicrafts, textiles, design) 5.3, 6.3, 10.4, Ku (art) 5.2, PCB (physics, chemistry, biology) 5.4, 8.4, AWT (work, economy, technology) 5.3, 6.3, We (handicrafts) 5.3, 6.2, 7.3, 9.2
Realschule (secondary school): Ku (art) 5.2, We (handicrafts) 5.3, 6.2, 7.3, 9.2
Gymnasium (grammar school): Ku (art) 6.3
Duration: 2-2.5 hours
Group size: max. 20 people
Cost: €26 for the guided tour; €2 material costs per child
Registration: at least two weeks in advance by calling +49 9287 91800-48 or sending an email to museumspaedagogik(at)