Handicraft in Torsås
The company was started in the year 1888 by B.G. Johansson. Today there are three potters who work at Torsås Fajans; Gith Pamér, who is passing on Fajans' traditions to the next generation, makes utility goods out of stoneware, including the well-known gingerbread tankard with its white characteristic decoration; Anders Perzon, who works with ceramics; and Åsa Sturesson, who produces sculptures, for example, marrying couples.
Information: Torsås fajans, tel. +46 (0)486-100 52
The Kingdom of Arts and Crafts
The Kingdom of Arts and Crafts in Torsås Municipality is based on old traditions from the turn of the century - a way to increase the household income in addition to small farming. The winter months were primarily devoted to making handicrafts that were sold during the rest of the year. Today there are approximately twenty craftsmen that welcome visitors to their workshops and stores.
You can also visit Slöjdhuset in Torsås where local craftsmen display their wide assortment of crafts and a large number of craft techniques (wood, textiles, birch bark, wool, ceramics).
Slöjdhuset is open 2007:
June 16 to August 26: Monday-Friday 10.00-18.00, Saturdays 10.00-13.00.
Rest of the year: Fridays 10.00-18.00, Saturdays 10.00-13.00.