Denmark's creative spirit and love of interior design comes together right here. Up and down the country you can find workshops where you can make your own handmade pottery, browse beautiful creations and be inspired. Here's just a few to get started. Now fire up the kiln!
What could be a more perfect souvenir from a stay in design-mad Denmark than your own piece of handmade pottery? Whether you're looking for a work of art or a mug, there's plenty of inspiration at hand and a huge number of studios to visit and explore, everywhere from Copenhagen to North Jutland, and especially on the island of Bornholm, our official capital of ceramics.
Royal Copenhagen offers a unique opportunity to hand-paint their porcelain with their own well-known blue paint. At the workshop, you will be trained by skilled porcelain painters who will show you how to paint on cups or dishes. Royal Copenhagen is the gold standard for beautiful Danish tableware, so it's a treat indeed to learn from the best!
Langsamt Ler is a sustainable store started by a mother and daughter, where the mother is a ceramicist and makes fantastic products. If you feel creative, you can also create your own artwork and buy porcelain clay, which they will then fire for you. It's an easy day trip to Roskilde by train from Copenhagen, taking under 30 minutes.
The ceramicist Karoline Illum lives in idyllic surroundings surrounded by forest in Sondrup Bakker. In addition to running a B&B, she has a workshop where you can visit and see her work, as well as buy ceramics at home. A couple of times a year she holds workshops where you can explore your creativity and make cups, sculptures and bowls.
On the island of Fyn, you will find the CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark, which is the Nordic region's largest specialist museum on the subject of ceramic arts, crafts and design. Here you can experience modern works and follow the development of ceramics through the centuries.
At Creative Space you can paint on ceramics, rather than make them. This popular place offers no less than 300 different types of pottery such as cups, bowls and dishes, so there is plenty to choose from. It's an easy and fun experience for friends, couples and the whole family.
At Hjorths Ceramics Factory, part of Bornholm Museum, you can turn your own ceramics. So if you are on the idyllic island of Bornholm, take the family on a trip to the museum and round it off with a unique and creative experience and a special souvenir to take home.