For many centuries, the unique quality of the light in Schleswig-Holstein , which lies between the North Sea and Baltic coast, has served as the inspiration for various traditional crafts. In the history of ceramics, the 'ceramic town' of Kellinghusen occupies a particularly illustrious position. In the 18th and 19th centuries, there were six manufacturers producing Kellinghusen faience earthenware, which today is highly valued by collectors. Ceramics are still produced here. The town is also home to a faience earthenware and ceramics museum and it hosts an annual pottery market in August.