Pottery

This is a traditional workshop where a potter makes mugs, jugs and pots that are sold in the shop. Many items are modelled on originals at Skansen.

Opening hours

Today 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
15/12 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
16/12 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
17/12 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
18/12 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The potter’s wheel was introduced in Sweden in the 16th century. The demand for pottery increased and the pottery makers became a guild.

In a process of throwing the clay is placed in the centre of a turntable which the potter rotates with at stick or foot or today with an electric motor.

The word for throwing originates from the old English word thrawan which means twist or turn. In the Skansen pottery many items are modelled on wares found in the different houses and time periods presented in the museum. 



1870-1913


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