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Young pottery maker
A young craftsman at the potter's wheel. Children in Sweden are encouraged to think independently and to develop their interests. Besides sports, music and languages, it is never too early to develop your artistic skills.
Photo credit: Elisabeth Edén/imagebank.sweden.se

Culture, arts and crafts in Skåne

Skåne is a local artist, silver, glass, and pottery hot spot with a long tradition of arts and crafts.

Skåne, the southernmost part of Sweden, is a region with a rich cultural heritage and to this day Skåne is a region of artists and craftspeople. Ceramics, textiles, silver smithing and glassblowing are just of few of the arts practiced here. 

As you explore Skåne you will come across small galleries, studios and workshops selling local arts and crafts. A great point of departure is to visit one of the artist-owned cooperatives. Skåne is also home to a number of world renowned practitioners of applied art, some of which have their own galleries and some of whose art can be viewed in expositions all over the world. 

Wallåkra Stenkärlsfabrik example is a stoneware factory, restaurant and garden. The pottery here makes traditional stoneware out of clay from its own grounds.