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 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.
The Kingdom of Crystal has glass of all shapes and sizes on a big and a small scale. Below are a few of the smaller glassworks and glass studios. Each has its own niche and no one is like another.