【DE】Marvel, browse and buy at the 20th Werkkunstmarkt in Klaffenbach Water Castle

Around 50 artisans, designers and small manufacturers will present on the 5th and 6th. November 2022 original, handmade collector’s items in the historic rooms of Klaffenbach Water Castle.


The popular Werkkunstmarkt is now demonstrating for the 20th. Paint the impressive craftsmanship skills of regional artisans and designers. They present and sell their latest creations, furnishings and everyday objects, fashion, accessories, jewelry, toys as well as useful or simply beautiful individual pieces. Lovers of these artistic, original and individual objects are on the 1st. November weekend cordially invited to look, browse and buy in the historic rooms of Wasserschloß Klaffenbach.


The lovingly crafted unique pieces have one thing in common: The production remains in one hand from the idea to execution and combines tradition, craftsmanship and contemporary design in an excellent way. This weekend, visitors can not only discover high-quality and unique pieces, but also talk to the designers personally and learn more.


Around 50 exhibitors will present their carefully and artistically designed unique pieces this weekend, including the winners of the previous year: KIOTO SHOES, Dorit Schubert SCHMUCK, FRITZELLI Gestaltung, the Atsushi Kithara Studio and the Thierfeld Manufaktur. We are looking forward to welcoming loyal artisans again this year and also getting to know numerous new designers. For example, Kajö Art inspires with simple, modern pyramid plug-in systems, the start-up Baumkinder with modular wooden building blocks and ball tracks, pennyvertone with contemporary porcelain accessories, past perfect with beautiful fabrics, decorated with ornaments from Leipzig stairwells, diefabrik with rustic spice mills, among others made of old handrails and


These and numerous other offers invite you to look, browse and buy on all floors of the Renaissance Palace. Between the shopping tours, all visitors can enjoy handmade cakes from the Seifert bakery with a coffee in the café on the ground floor of the castle.


Insider tip and highlight this year is the “Schmucke Erzgebirge”. Behind this are eight designers from the fields of design, jewelry, visual arts and fashion, who have developed new ideas for jewelry and decorative accessories in a joint workshop from the huge variety of raw materials and individual parts of traditional Erzgebirge folk art.


Some of them are unique, while others are collections that can be produced in small series.


Tradition and contemporary interpretation, the use of sustainable materials and high craftsmanship characterize the creations of Beate von Appen, Ines Bruhn, Hanna Remestvenska, Katrin Uhlig, Silke Trekel, Svenja John and Westosteron (Clemens Hauffe & Sven Deutloff). Despite the surprising modern applications, the tradition of Erzgebirge handicrafts always resonates and remains palpable.


We are pleased to offer selected “German Design Graduates” the opportunity to present their theses again this year. “German Design Graduates” is a platform that shows, discusses and supports the design attitudes of graduates of German universities. The initiative was founded in 2019 by Professor Ineke Hans (University of the Arts Berlin), Prof. Hermann Weizenegger (Potstow University of Applied Sciences), Prof. Mark Braun (Saar University of Fine Arts) and Katrin Krupka (Design M.A. ; visiting professor).

As part of the Werkkunstmarkt, Hannah Kannenberg presents her modular tableware system, which combines the aspects of serving and storing food. Julia Huisken, on the other hand, is represented with her modular backpack made of polyhydroxybutyric acid (PHB). Modularity allows an individualization of the product in form, color and function.


The 20th Werkkunstmarkt is supported by Volksbank Chemnitz, the Chemnitz Chamber of Crafts and Celine Lubojanski Kunsthandwerk – Café – Rösterei am Stern. In addition to the Von Taube Prize, a young talent prize will be awarded to young design graduates. The Young Talent Award is donated by Celine Lubojanski Kunsthandwerk – Café – Rösterei am Stern from Neukirchen


Tickets for the Werkkunstmarkt are available in advance and at the box office. With the pre-sale tickets, our visitors not only save money and long waiting times at the ticket office, but can also use public transport in the Central Saxony network area free of charge for a relaxed arrival and departure.



The Werkkunstmarkt:

Every year, the Werkkunstmarkt demonstrates the impressive performance of applied art from unique pieces to small series in a wide variety of shapes and materials. Since 2007, those exhibitors whose works convince the expert jury with particularly high quality in design and workmanship have been honored with the “Von Taube Prize” in the category Handicrafts.





Atsushi Kitahara Studio, Porcelain | Batzdorfer Paper Angel, Stationery | Annedore Krebs, Wooden Figures| annTon atelier, Porcelain and Ceramics | Tree Children, Wooden Toys | Kerstin Böttger, Jewelry | Christine Kleeberg, Ceramics | Dorit Schubert, Jewelry | diefabrik, Upcycling | Eva Sörensen, Jewelry | Studio WENWAN, Porcelain | Felt Fox, Hand Felted | Kathi Halama, Textile Design | Cathleen Kempe, Hand Weaving | Thierfelder Manufaktur, Fashion | WOODEN DESIGN, Sculptures | Klaus Wiechmann, Wood Designs | Saskia Bach, Paper Objects | Claudia Opitz KIOTO, Shoes | Ulrike Sandner, Product Design | Lukas Schubert FRITZELLI, Wood Design | Jacqueline Peevski, Hat Art | Kajö Art, Wood Uniforms | Linen weaving Hoffmann, textiles


German Design Graduates: Hannah Kannenberg Julia Huisken


Designers “Jewelry Erzgebirge”: Beate von Appen | Rosenthal-Bielatal, Ines Bruhn | Chemnitz, Hanna Remestvenska | Chemnitz, Katrin Uhlig | Chemnitz, Silke Trekel | Halle, Svenja John | Berlin, Westosterone (Clemens Hauffe/ Sven Deutloff)


Craft businesses “Schmuckes Erzgebirge”: Werner Holzsielzeuge GmbH, Graupner Holzminiaturen, Seiffener Volkskunst eG, Holzwarenfabrikation Joachim Hoyer



  1. & 6. November 2021 | Klaffenbach Water Castle | Castle

Information and tickets at: www.werkkunstmarkt.de, in Wasserschloß Klaffenbach, at Tel. 0371 26635-0 and at Tel. 0371 4508-722.


Opening hours for visitors:

Saturday, 5. November 2022: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, 6. November 2022: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.



€6.50 | reduced €4.00*

*Children from 6 years, pupils, students, trainees, federal voluntary service with appropriate proof


Tickets on sale in advance at a reduced price of 6.00 € or reduced 3.50 €, including free use of the means of transport of the Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen.


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