Ordinary opening hours: 11 am - 7 pm daily.
Please note! We are CLOSED: 31 May, 3 June.
You may send an e-mail to email@example.com
or call/text Monika mob: 0730-460582
Welcome also to book GROUPS up to 15 persons at once to see glassblowing (we have 8 seats available close to the glassblower working).
Please call 070-300 41 08 to book.
For larger groups you may wish to choose to book half in the Glass studio and half in the Local Handicraft shop in Ljungdalen - which is renowned for handicrafts in various materials.
Please note! We do sell Gift Certificates for a value of your choice.
Glassblowing is an ancient craft.
In my work I use the old traditions of glassblowing, all hand made. This means that ancient tools and techniques shape the crystal glass. I have only a few minutes in which to calmly work quickly in order to finish a piece.
Almost all products are completed in my hands whilst the glass is molten and hot, immediately. To see the glass take shape in this way is fascinating to watch, and one truly has the feeling of going back in history. I too, as a craftsman, enjoy this element in my work.
My pieces are all unique and the drinking glasses have a melted and rounded edge to drink from. I use many colours that are melted into the crystal in the way I choose to obtain the desired effects.
Welcome to my glass studio in the middle of the Swedish wilderness!
Film sequence on Youtube:
Film with German speaker: http://www.ljungdalen-info.de/Glasbläserei.html
The furnace holds 1150 degrees Celsius.
Foto: Sanna Vässman
Foto: Sanna Vässman
Shaping the hot molten glass.
ARTICLES in the PRESS: (in Swedish)
The glassblower's tools, much the same as a few thousands of years ago.
Colours used when blowing glass.
Photos from the glass studio shop.
So where is Ljungdalen exactly?
Well, it's in mid-western Sweden, 12 km from the glorious Flatruet plateau, 12 km from Helags mountain glacier.
The village has 200 permanent inhabitants, in a wilderness where the Moose, Lynx, Brown bear, Glutton, Arctic Fox and Golden Eagle choose to live. Please see www.ljungdalen.com
for tourist information.
And where in Ljungdalen
is the Glass Studio?
Coming on the road from Åsarna, you will see the ICA Supermarket on the lefthand side in a crossing, please continue straight another 100 metres. Then sign "Glashytta" the first road to the right, go up the long hill until road turns left. Then you will see a crossing with sign "Glashytta" to the left. Please drive to the last house.
If you come from Funäsdalen and Flatruet, please drive to the central crossing by the ICA Supermarket, turn left in the crossing. Then a sign "Glashytta" the first road to the right, go up the long hill until road turns left. Then you will see a crossing with sign "Glashytta" to the left. Please drive to the last house.
© Philippe Sansaricq