The heirs of Kaendler and Höroldt

War, poverty and a new beginning both politically and culturally also impacted on 20th-century developments at the Meissen Manufactory. With the advent of Max Adolf Pfeiffer, promoted to the post of Director in 1918, famous outside artists such as Ernst Barlach, Max Esser or the porcelain designer Paul Scheurich frequently worked with the Manufactory. Artists such as Ludwig Zepner, Peter Strang or Heinz Werner developed new shapes and patterns from around 1960 onwards. The Manufactory’s artistic legacy is currently in the able hands of a new generation of artists that includes Jörg Danielczyk. It is precisely this heady mix of tradition and modernity, proven craftsmanship and bold new departures that has always characterised Meissen porcelain art.