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What do Putin and Schwarzenegger have in common? Pottery.

What do Putin and Schwarzenegger have in common? Pottery.
By Doloresz Katanich

<p>Behind the scenes of Herend luxury Porcelain Manufactory, we found a unique 200-year old club: the people who create this porcelain. </p> <p>Today, it is the world’s biggest porcelain manufactory, but inside it remains a family affair. Passing down the craftmanship from one generation to the next has been common practice. </p> <p>The workers here own 75 percent of the manufactory, which has 16.000 different shapes and 4.000 different patterns on offer. Herend values its heritage, and its clients are faithful. </p> <p>One of the most famous is Queen Victoria, who at the London World Fair in 1851 ordered a complete service for Windsor Castle. In honour of the Queen, Herend Porcelain named the pattern after Her.</p> <p>Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are the latest members of the British Royal Family to own a Herend porcelain service. The company has clients in 60 countries around the world, including the Russian President, the Sultan of Oman and Arnold Schwarzenegger. </p> <p>The designer of the Manufactory is always creating new shapes and forms, like a chess set, decorated with the famous ‘Vieux Herend’ pattern, or a unique porcelain cryptex, a mechanical device inspired by the ‘The Da Vinci Code’ story. The manufactory also has its own jewellery collection – a combination of classical lines and gold and platinum.</p> <p>It is said that once you own a piece of this exquisite jewelry, you will always come back for more.</p>