Dresden fine porcelain is now a flourishing craft and visitors can view the intricate handcraft which goes into making Irish Dresden. The Dresden industry was established by Anton Mueller in Volstedt, Germany. During World War II the factory was destroyed. Anton's niece and her husband came to Ireland to escape the stifling regime of the communists and opened a porcelain plant here. They employ an estimated 50 people and have earned a reputation for high-quality porcelain. The Dresden factory in Germany is still in operation.