Pottery/Wallåkra Stenkärlsfabrik, Helsingborg
Stoneware such as the one produced here has been made all over the clay rich north-west of Scania for generations but this is in fact one of the more unique places. It has stayed a lot smaller than famous Höganäs to the north, and therefore, the old means of productions are used and that is what you can see here. When the owners took over some years ago, the place was in a sorry state but they realised the potential of restoring this old cultural heritage and with the help of a trust, recently exchanged the old oven for a newly built one as the constant heat had run it down. The new one is built in exactly the same style as the original from 1864 and with coal heaps outside. Borrow a torch and you can see clay creations being burnt in it. You can also shop in the pottery's own little shop and have a great meal in the well-known restaurant (see restaurant tips). After the meal, you can have a walk in the little forest nature reserve along the little river Råå outside, finding anemones in spring and rare orchids in summer.
Directions: East of Helsingborg, towards Svalöv. Signposted once in the village.
One of my hobbies is going to my CERAMICS ATELIER and so I am interested in what other ceramists do....
There is a fine STENKäRLSFABRIK here in Helsingborg (address see below) where people were working very hard and obviously with much pleasure...
I left the place with a sweet little KRUKAN FRåN RAUS as a souvenir, one of the many.....
Address: Lokmansgatan 8 HELSINGBORG
Phone: 042 260130