Småland Glassworks October 2013

The map of the Kingdom of Glass is changing, with several of the large studios, like Orreförs, Åfors and Boda
closed. We visited four glass works on October 30, 2013: Bergdala, Erikshyttan, Målerås and Transjöhyttan.
An earlier page on glassworks: http://annetteandbjorn.wordpress.com/sweden/glassworks-in-smaland/

Bergdala

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Bergdala, one of the oldest Swedish glass works, now owned by a Chinese company.

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The workshop. Not as much activity as during our previous visit several years ago.

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A master showing a process.

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Bergdala is famous for its “blue edge” designs.

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Bergdala art glass with display lighting.

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Bergdala glass shop, photo from 2007.

Målerås

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Målerås is the largest privately owned glass studio in Sweden. Master blower/designer Mats Jonasson is
a key figure.In 1981, he was part of a group of craftsmen and local residents who bought the studio from
Kosta. He has also attracted independent artists who either work at Målerås or display their works in the
Design Arena.   http://www.matsjonasson.com/CM.php?PageID=87483

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A large part of their production is hand pressed and etched glass sculptures and plates, as can be seen in the background, left.

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There are two large rooms with art glass and sculpture by Mats Jonasson.

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Transjöhyttan

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Transjöhyttan has beautiful art glass but it is only sold there. The studio is in the building in the background, left.

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Glass decoration on the workshop.

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Inside the shop, Transjöhyttan

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Glass objects by Sven-Åke Carlsson, Transjöhyttan.

Erikshyttan, Eriksmåla

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Inside the shop.

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Lars Sö sells wood stoves like these.

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Glass pieces by Lars Sö at Erikshyttan

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Glasses made and sold at Erikshyttan.

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Erikshyttan, October 2013

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Lars Sö in the shop. There are two more pages in this blog about Erikshytten.

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