(German Ceramic Society)
The DKG was founded in 1919 as a professional organization for ceramics and as a technical-scientific association. Its predecessor organization came into being already in 1913 as an independent technical-scientific department inside the Association of Ceramic Discipline (VKG).
All segments of the industry faced great challenges – new materials, new products, competitors and markets. To master these challenges, to secure traditional channels of distribution and find new ones, it is certainly important to develop creative and visionary solutions. However, professional and interdisciplinary dialogue is essential.
There are instruments that will make long lasting success for you and your venture more likely: Research and development, initial and further training, as well as future oriented planning and thinking.
We think that this is the reason why the DKG is the largest and most representative ceramic society in Europe. We bring together 650 personal and more than 250 legal members that confide in us.
All local and foreign students and young academics planning their future in ceramics, or feel connected to the sector, profit from a free combined membership (DKG and network for young talents). They can also take part in the unique DKG mentoring programme.
The DKG is committed to promoting the entire ceramic world from a technical, scientific and artistic point of view.
The DKG has developed a strategy for its future. It shall be concluded by the year 2018.
The DKG was founded in 1919, its predecessor organization already in 1913. The DKG has a rich history dating back for more than 100 years.
The German Ceramic Society confers a variety of
distinctions to honor deserving members and persons who have achieved special
merits for ceramics.
The Presidium supervises the daily activities and is the primary contact for the management.
The responsibilities of the Board include the programmatic and substantive conception of the activities of the DKG.
The daily operations are handled by the office in Cologne.
The DKG is well connected: It cooperates with national and international associations, societies and associations alike.
The current contribution scheme gives an overview of the contribution rates of individual members, businesses and institutions.