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Den Danske Keramikfabrik: Back to Local Production

New ceramics factory Den Danske Keramikfabrik in Denmark aims at ethical production facilities for ceramists, designers and design companies.

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Text by Heini Lehtinen

Danish Baltic island Bornholm has a long tradition of producing ceramics. The tradition now has a new, contemporary link, ceramics factory Den Danske Keramikfabrik, which was launched in early 2016.

Den Danske Keramikfabrik, simply translated as the Danish ceramic factory, is owned by sixteen ceramicists, professional potters and designers, who all have their own businesses. The goal is to produce high-quality ceramics in Denmark for the partners themselves as well as other potters, designers and design companies.

The founders of the new manufacturing facility are Agnes Fries, AKVB Design, Alikka, Anna Olivia, Christina Friis Keramik, Claydies, Clayform, Clib Klap, Copen hagen and Helene Stockmarr.

Den Danske Keramikfabrik aims in maintaining Denmark’s reputation in high-quality design and cherish respect and appreciation of the employed materials. Providing manufacturing services in Denmark also aims in minimizing transport time and costs as well as benefiting the environment and reaching occupational health and safety standards.

As electricity supply in the Bornholm island are partially based in wind and solar power, also the factory partially functions on renewable energy sources. By 2025 the island aims at being a carbon dioxide neutral community based on sustained, renewable energy. •

Pia Lund Ceramics.
Pia Lund Ceramics.
Claydies. Photo Morganmorell.
Claydies. Photo Morganmorell.
RAN.
RAN.
Alikka.dk.
Alikka.dk.
AKVB Design.
AKVB Design.
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