It’s all about the raw material clay on the premises of the Schaddelmühle. In the early 1970s visual artists moved into the former water mill in the village of Schaddel. They built workshops, studios, seminar and guest rooms. The numerous ceramic sculptures on the premises are a testimonial to the creativity of several generations of artists.
Today the workshops and classrooms are available for school and recreational projects, art workshops and creative offers. The exhibition rooms and accommodations complete the offer. Curious visitors are also welcome to look, marvel, discover and just feel comfortable. The potter’s clay required in the workshops is produced in a small clay processing plant on the Schaddelmühle premises from local deposits.

Things to do at the Geoportal “Erden der Keramik“

  • The relief fragment called “Eat, Drink and be Merry” made of local clay in 1972 / 73 and the examples of local pottery production adorning the entrance of the Schaddelmühle introduces the visitor to the central theme of this geo-workshop.
  • Presentation of the Geopark Porphyry Land in the transformer tower from 1917 at the entrance of the Schaddelmühle
  • Tour of the workshops and studios during the opening times of the Schaddelmühle
  • Workshops and project offers for schools and creative groups
  • regular art exhibitions
  • Open air gallery with small and large sculptures using clay and other materials along the flood meadows of the river Mulde.
  • Tip for a wonderful walk: Through the open-air gallery to the trail along the Mulde and on to Nimbschen Abbey and back through the porphyry rocks and the river bed back to the Schaddelmühle.
  • Guided tours of the exhibition and the surrounding landscape
  • The Schaddelmühle lies on the Luther Trail with works of art on display between the Schaddelmühle and Nimbschen Abbey (approx. 2 km) and the Mulde Cycle Route

Nächste Veranstaltungen in den Geoportalen


Zur Schaddelmühle 5, 04668 Grimma, Ortsteil Schaddel

Kulturförderverein Schaddelmühle e.V.
Tel. 034384 71202
E-Mail: verein [at] schaddelmuehle [dot] org

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday: 8:00 – 15.30
Sunday: 10:00 – 15:00
Guided tours by arrangement

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