Excursion in Höhr-­Grenzhausen, Germany

From Thursday 24th of September till Sunday the 27th of September 2015.

Together with the Glass Department of the Rietveld Academy we were invited by the IKKG-­Institute (Institute of Ceramics and Art) to celebrate the start of the school year. In a program of 4 days the students and teachers gave lectures of their works, did Raku firing, glass blowing and visited different ceramic exhibitions. The students also got to know the ceramic specialties of Höhr-Grenshauzen, which is famous for their 'Salz brand' (special kind of firing with salt) and the clay factories.

Next to us the Glass and Ceramics Department of Burg Giebichenstein from Halle (University of Art and Design in Halle) were also invited.

The idea of this is to get to know each other, and see how other academies are working.