Manufacture of majolica in Modra

Location: Bratislavský kraj, okres Pezinok, Modra

GPS: N48°19'58'' E17°18'34''

Although the free royal borough Modra, stretching below the mountains Malé Karpaty in western Slovakia, became renowned for vineyards and wine, there is also a technical monument, the former building of the manufacture producing majolica.

In the past, also various crafts, apart from vine growing, developed and the potters became the most outstanding of them. Although Modra has no railway what lead to decay of crafts, vine growing and production of majolica still thrived.

In 1883 workshop for production of pottery and a school was founded in Modra. The Slovak Folk Majolica still maintains the old tradition. The local produce, so typical for Modra, is sold in the local plant. It is much sought for both by Slovaks and foreigners.

Today, a former building of the manufacture is restored and a new hotel resides here.

Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama