Since the 13th century pottery has been produced in Rheinsberg, Brandenburg. However, it was only when the Carstens brothers took over production in 1905 that Rheinsberg became the city of ceramics.
For over 100 years Carstens Keramik has been transforming clay into elaborate ceramics of fine craftsmanship and skill. Through a decree of the Prussian General Directorate, a sweeping blue “R” adorns the noble pieces as a trademark. In households, restaurants and hotels around the world Brandenburg ceramic art can be seen. One of best-known pieces is the Rheinsberger teapot, which became a classic in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Today, the bulbous jug, reminiscent of Aladdin’s magic lamp, is sent all over the world and like many other Rheinsberg ceramics, it serves artists and designers as a canvas.