Scandinavia pottery pilgrimage

Hi All,

Sorry for the Radio Silence, I promise that there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. I have just got back from a couple of weeks in Sweden. Spending the Easter Woofing on a Swedish Permaculture Eco community. It was amazing! Living in a tiny cosy cabin and being surrounded all day by 12 chickens. The owner Ninni was also a keen Potter so we were able to talk ceramics (Keramik) as well as seeds and planting. On my way home in Copenhagen I was able to hunt (peddle) down one of my favourite ceramic makers Anders Arhoj from Studio Arhoj. I was so excited when I finally found the studio door, that I was worried I make shake the ghosts of the shelves. Anders was very welcoming and it was great to chat with him and share our enthusiasm and excitement for glaze experimenting. I could have stayed chatting to him and the team all day! It would be a dream job to work there. My final Copenhagen pottery spot was to call in and see the work of Tortus Copenhagen, although very busy Eric Landon showed me his beautiful studio, and Mathilda  was lovely and told me all the cool places to visit, (I promise to head to Jaegersborggade when I'm next in Denmark) 

It seems that Denmark and Sweden are very supportive of ceramics, it is very popular and considered very trendy and a part of the contemporary home furnishings! I really hope this catches on in England and that high streets have a pottery on every corner. Thank you Scandinavia for the inspiration!

 Ninni Henrikson's lovely cups - Fika Time

Ninni Henrikson's lovely cups - Fika Time

 Studio Arhoj door

Studio Arhoj door

 Anders Arhoj Studio

Anders Arhoj Studio