The pottery workshops represented are mainly those of Langnau, Blankenbourg, Bäriswil and Heimberg; the glassware is known as Flühli glass, a designation which requires some qualification. Although the techniques and forms differ, the iconographic motifs overlap and echo each other. This ware, as elaborate as it is fresh, is embellished with lively designs of flowers and animals, heraldic devices and genre figures. The decoration is often enhanced with religious, patriotic or gallant sayings that give us a better understanding of everyday life in the Bernese countryside and the Entlebuch valley.
With the support of experts in each field, two major French-German bilingual publications accompany the exhibition.
To coincide with this exhibition, the Heritage Interpretation Service has developed a rich programme of activities linked to Switzerland and its local traditions: a demonstration of and introduction to Swiss wrestling, known as “Schwingen” or "breeches wrestling", guided tours in French, schwyzerdütsch, German and English, ceramic and glass workshops for adults and families, a conference, a Christmas market, concerts and a yodelling workshop.