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The Ceramic Modra

During the famous Modra Vintage Festival, not only vineyards harvest, but also clay will be celebrated

Modra is, except of viticulture and the place of work and last rest of Ľudovít Štúr, the key person of Slovak nationhood, famous also for its ceramic production. From the handicrafts point of view, the products of Modra majolica are well-known and become popular as souvenirs for tourists.

This is why the Clay Festival is regularly held in the wine-growing townlet. This year, Modra will be transformed into a paradise of ceramics during the second week of September.


Within three days, there is a pottery fair, demonstrations of crafts, kickwheel spinning, good music, allegorical procession, professional seminar and tours directly in ceramic workshops, or exhibitions in museums.

The pottery fair will last from Friday to Sunday, but on Thursday the master potters will paint majolica decorations on Draper Street. A varied programme, demonstrations of crafts and open door days at the Modra ceramists will be concentrated on this street on Friday and Saturday.

The programme will include creative ceramic workshops, a ceramic yard, demonstrations of ceramic crafts, competitions, street theatre and other entertainment activities. The Clay Festival will also be complemented by several exhibitions.


The thirteenth edition of the celebration of the traditional ceramic craft has the theme ‘Ceramic decor inspired by porcelain’. The international seminar on Friday, followed by the opening ceremony of the exhibition of works from the international symposium of artists as part of the ‘Day of Clay – The Magic of Clay’ project, will be dedicated to the festival theme.

Plan a trip to lovely Modra to get familiar with local habits, cultural traditions, handicrafts and other regional specialties during the biggest celebration of the work of local wine growers.

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