Pottery museum in Sjöbo
The pottery museum Elfstrands Krukmakeri is located on the outskirts of Sjöbo, the central town of the municipality of Sjöbo Kommun, and features a very well preserved pottery with inventory from around the turn of the last century.
Elfstrands Krukmakeri is a remnant from the time when Sjöbo was still a hotspot of traditional handcrafted pottery in the province of Skåne in the transition from the 19th to the 20th century. In this sense, today's pottery museum represents what is very likely the last surviving traditional earthenware pottery in the whole of Sweden.
The museum consists of two buildings, the pottery workshop and the former home of the pottery family Elfstrand, who ran the pottery for two generations from 1899 to 1979. In the workshop, the old wood-fired kilns and the foot-powered potter's wheels are still in place, and the entire ambience is designed in such a way as to give the impression that the potters have only gone for a short break and will return at any moment to keep the wheels whirring.
In addition, the museum has a separate exhibition area and during the summer months - how could it be otherwise - various ceramic artists with their contemporary works provide a contrast to the old pottery workshop.
Elfstrands Krukmakeri: Opening hours & admission
Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 16:00
Last update: 03/2022 | Errors and omissions excepted.