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The Best Ceramics Brands in Denmark

Ceramics are any articles made from hardened clay. There are multiple ways to make ceramic pieces, but handcrafted ceramics are either made freehand or on a potter’s wheel. They are then fired in an oven, and then painted or glazed. Making ceramics is a universal art form (guess what exists everywhere? Clay, n it’s made from the ground!), but trends and styles have developed depending on the aesthetics and needs of various countries and cultures.

Modern ceramics from Denmark are largely minimalist and functional, but there’s also a host of artistic and sculptural work being produced. As is often the case in Danish design, there’s a focus on small-batch, high-quality artisanal ceramics. Today, you’ll find a host of ceramics studios, offering everything from the quirky and colorful to the sleek and monochrome. Whether you need a mug, vase, set of plates, or just a beautiful sculpture, there’s something for you.

These are the best Danish ceramics brands:

MK Ceramics

Mk Ceramics Studio produces work with clean lines and deep, rich colors, rendered so expertly that you’ll have trouble believing they were made by hand. The studio is a partnership between a ceramicist and a chef, so their pieces are an excellent mix of craftsmanship and functionality, specifically with an eye to making tableware for restaurants and cafes. You’ll see their work in some of the best spots in Copenhagen, including Coffee Collective. Of course you can also buy their mugs, plates, and more for your home, either online or in their studio-store.

MK Ceramics

Sølvgade 36
1307 København K

Opening Hours:
Sun & Mon Closed
Tues – Sat 12:00 – 6:00 pm

 
 

Tina Marie Copenhagen

Ceramicist Tina Marie’s work is the perfect balance between sculptural, textural, and minimalist. All her pieces are handmade in her studio in Copenhagen. You can find her work in her studio, on her webshop, and at select retailers.

Tina Marie Copenhagen

Vesterbrogade 24B (Basement across the yard)
1620 København V

Opening Hours:
Sun & Mon Closed
Wed – Fri 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 
 

Raawii

Raawii is all about super-clean shapes and incredible color. Their selection uses the same foundational shapes – a jug, a vase, and a bowl – and then pairs these shapes with curated colors. They’re functional and absolutely gorgeous. You can shop for Raawii pieces online or find them at select stores globally.

 
 
 

Kähler

A Danish heritage brand that only continues to grow in popularity, Kähler makes everything from dinnerware to candlesticks to vases. Some of their most popular pieces include the minimalist Hammershøi series and the fun Omaggio series. They’ve recently branched into more sculptural work as well, such as their character series. Kähler is available online or in stores around the world.

 
 
 

Ania Design

Founded by Danish graphic designer Ania Skov in 2015, Ania Design is all about simple shapes inspired by the Nordic design legacy. The studio makes bowls, jars, vases, candle holders, and a few other small items. Expect quality and architectural beauty. Ania Design ceramics are available online, in the studio, or in these stores worldwide.

Anja Design Studio

Thorup Hedevej 11
9300 Dronninglund

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat & Sun Closed

 
 

Arhøj Studio

Arhøj Studio has become something of an obsession for the design-oriented crowd in Denmark. With their appealing, trendy colors and their range of small products from the useful (pencil holders, mugs, plates) to the just-for-fun (their Ghosts and Lava People figurines), Arhøj is for people who want something high-quality and handmade, but not too serious. You can shop through through their webshop, in their studio store, or a number of retailers around the world.

Studio Arhoj Design Store

Kigkurren 8M, st.
2300 København S

Opening Hours:
Mon – Tours 10:00 – 5:00 pm
Fri & Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun Closed

 
 

HM Keramik/Hannah Koppel

It’s no surprise that the daughter of famous Danish designer Henning Koppel knows how to create something beautiful. But her work differs wildly from that of her father; Hannah creates ceramics with raw edges; there’s a gritty quality and texture to her work. While she does make some vases and bowls, the majority of her work is sculpture rendered in black and neutrals. Her work is surprisingly affordable; definitely worth a look for those interested in collecting art but who are still on a tight budget.

HM Keramik

Strandvejen 638
2030 Klampenborg

Opening Hours
By appointment

 
 

Wauw Design

WAUW ceramics are all handmade in Copenhagen. Ceramicist Sussi makes porcelain dinnerware as well as gorgeous glazed vases. Products are available in the webshop, in their studio store, and at a number of retailers (mostly in Denmark).

Wauw Design

Willemoesgade 13
2100 København Ø

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sat & Sun 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 
 

Mette Duedahl

Simple, tactile, and versatile: Mette Duedahl’s ceramics are beautiful but not precious. These are the kinds of pieces you’ll use every day, and they’ll bring you a lot of joy in the process. Duedahl makes everything by hand in her studio on the Danish island of Bornholm. You can buy her pieces from her webshop, in her studio, or at one of her many worldwide retailers.

Mette Duedahl

Strandstien 4A
3740 Listed – Bornholm

Opening Hours:
By appointment. Call +45 24 40 96 46 or email info@metteduedahl.com

 
 

Keramiker Inge Vincents

Located on the charming Jægerborggade in Nørrebro, Keramiker Inge Vincents has cemented itself as one of the most beloved shops on the street. Just try to pass their large storefront window without popping your head in! Their speciality is super-thin porcelain ceramics, including vases, cups, and votives. These aren’t exactly items you want around your toddler – they’re very delicate – but they’re beautiful and expertly-made. They are only available in-store.

Keramiker Inge Vincents

Jægersborggade 43
2200 Copenhagen N

Opening Hours:
Mon – Weds, Fr 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thurs 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 
 

Gurli Elbækgaard

Elkbækgaard’s work is unique and covers a range of functions. She makes tableware for restaurants (they can be purchased for private homes as well), and more raw, sculptural pieces. Her Unika collection is a wonderful mix of forma and function. Gurli Elbækgaard’s work is only available in her studio store and in a few retailers in Denmark.

Gurli Elbækgaard

Form Verk
Thorshavnsgade 12
2300 København S

Opening Hours:
Sun & Mon Closed
Tues – Sat 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 
 

Ceramics Stores in Copenhagen

These stores carry a number of the ceramics brands above, plus many others!

Yonobi

This stunning studio carries many Danish ceramicists you may not otherwise hear about. Their selection is unparalleled! Want to take a pottery course or workshop? Yonobi has classes during both the day and evening.

Yonobi

Ny Kongensgade 11
1472 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun Closed

 
 

Stilleben

Stilleben has a huge range of design items in their beautiful stores. Their ceramics collections include their own line as well as brands like Arhøj, Tasja P, and many others. Their stores are the perfect place to be inspired by all the goodies Danish design has to offer.

Stilleben

Niels Hemmingsengade 3
1153 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun Closed

Frederiksborggade 22
1360 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun Closed

 
 

The General Store

This cozy, sweet store in Østerbro has a whole wall lined with the prettiest little ceramics – mugs, bowls, small jars, and more. Many of them aren’t Danish brands, but they’re still rad. This space is definitely a gem for ceramics lovers.

The General Store

Classengade 20
2100 København Ø

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Weds – Fri 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

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