The Stockholm Glassworks here at Skansen was built in 1936, but had already started three years earlier in a basement at Södermalms Square at Slussen. Old drawings of a glassworks in Johannisholm - in Venjans socken in Dalarna - from the late 1700s (closed in 1855), stood as a model for the build.
Visitors to the glassworks - can closely monitor how skilled glassblower with traditional tools, gives life, form, light and color to the environmentally friendly green glowing glass mass - a spectacle that have attracted people for generations.
Stockholm Glassworks was driven by factory Ture Berglund and his wife Lily in 1933-1980. Then took his daughter Marianne, with her husband, Göran Hammar, over the control. Today - their granddaughter, Karin Hammar - a third generation glasscraftsman, is in charge.
glass artisans in third generation
Karin was awarded the "Royal Patriotic Society" medal in year 2005
Karin is a designer and glassblower. Together with the glassworks skilled glassblower, she creates her beautiful environmentally friendly crystal and consumer products that can be seen and purchased at the mill shop.
Stockholms Glassworks specialty - "krackelering" (cracking) at 700 degrees the glass is dipped in water.
The team 1936
Original Drawing from
Anna-Greta Leijon awarded the prize
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