In the Kingdom of Crystal (Glasriket) handblown glass has been made since 1742. Together with the glassblowers, designers continuously stretch the possibilities of glass, and many glassblowing techniques have been developed through experimentation in the Småland blowing rooms. As a visitor you will encounter today both everyday glass and art glass of world-class quality, and you are welcome to step up to the glass furnaces to see it being created!
The new glassworks at Orrefors is the Kingdom of Crystal’s first outdoor blowing room, with walls of green plants in a beautiful, historical glassworks setting.
Welcome to experience the authentic environment while enjoying the show when glassblowers working with molten glass.
The Boda blowing room located inside The Glass Factory museum is the museum’s hot, pulsating heart! It serves as a creative meeting place to which national and international craftsmen, artists and designers are invited to experiment and find new modes of expression.
Kosta is one of our best-known glassworks – and also Sweden’s oldest. Since its founding in 1742, many beautiful glass articles – both art glass and everyday glassware – have been produced in the blowing room amid the Småland forest.
Mats Jonasson Målerås is Sweden’s largest privately owned glassworks. Today it primarily produces art glass and decorative glass, which mainly is cut, painted and engraved.
Micke Johansson is the master glassblower who built his own glasswork at home on his farm outside Örsjö. Micke became a master in the early age of 24.
At Nybro Glassworks the focus is largely on painted glass. Naturally all products are hand-painted. The latest collection has a beautiful retro design on bowls, vases and candle lanterns in various colours.
Pukeberg is one of Sweden’s oldest and most well-preserved glassworks. Glass of various types – from everyday glass, lamp glass and petrol pump glass to beautiful art glass – has been made here since 1871.
Timeless and stylistically pure glass is characteristic of Skruf’s Glassworks. All glass here is made by hand down to the most minute detail. Tradition and fresh ideas are combined with high quality and a high level of artistic content.
Transjö Hytta, which is the smallest blowing room in the Kingdom of Crystal, is in an idyllic location right next to Lyckeby river. The atmosphere at Transjö is delightful and the surroundings beautiful.
Erikshyttan was established in 1991 in Eriksmåla, one of many small villages in the Kingdom of Crystal. In the first years they only made purely functional glass. Since then they have extended the use of size, colours, various techniques and forms, resulting in a more artistic and sculptural production.
Carlos’ glass can be found throughout the world, and in 2014 he celebrates his 30th anniversary at Gullaskruv. During his years as a glass designer, Carlos R Pebaqué has worked with many different techniques, and after a lot of training he developed his own technique for art glass: the Cara technique.
The glassworks takes an environmental approach and works primarily on remodelling non-returnable bottles, turning them into utility glassware. Visitors are welcome to the glassworks to watch production and see the exhibition. There is also a large range of first quality and seconds for sale, a gallery with exhibitions by different artists and some cultural events. Don't miss the chance of a course in remodelling glass!