Address: Dreyersgate 1, 8312 Henningsvær Date: Tuesday 28 jul 2020 - Sunday 30 Aug 2020 Show map

Address: Dreyersgate 1, 8312 Henningsvær

Engelskmannsbrygga (The Englishman's Bridge) takes you close to the craft - with open glassblowing and pottery workshops.

Engelskmannsbrygga in Henningsvær was built in the early 1890s by an English pharmaceutical company for the production of medicinal cod liver oil. Today, well over a century later, there is not a single drop of fish oil left. Instead, skilled craftsmen fill the traditional jetty with modern Norwegian design.

The workshop collective was established in 1997 and today consists of potter Cecilie Haaland, glassblowers Heidi Kristiansen and Mette Paalgard and photographer John Stenersen. Ever since its inception, guests have been welcomed, and with these open workshops there is the opportunity to gain insight into these master crafter’s work process and passion for their professions.

The artists have noticed a growing interest for what is genuine. An increasing number of visitors appreciate the local arts and crafts, exciting design and the inviting, open workshops. A travel memory from here is far more than just a souvenir.

In the gallery you will find a wide range of arts and crafts, all of it showing wholesome and elaborate designs. The artists work continuously to develop new products, whilst at the same time being aware that many of their classical products have become collectors’ items amongst regular customers.

If you would like to challenge your own creative ability, the glassblowers offer a bespoke experience in which participants are introduced to the glass world. This activity can be adapted to both larger and smaller groups, and must be booked in advance.

Did you know...
... Engelskmannsbrygga has also been used as a stock fish warehouse and barrel factory?

Engelskmannsbrygga is located in the middle of the square in Henningsvær. Here it is but a short distance to cosy cafes, overnight accommodations, the gallery 925 Catrine Linder, the art hall Kaviarfabrikken and the cultural centre Trevarefabrikken.

In recent years, Henningsvær has undergone a major transformation - from being a traditional fishing village with little else to offer outside of the majestic scenery, to the urban centre for artists, culture lovers and outdoor enthusiasts that we see today. Taking a stroll along the quays is a great way to experience how this once ancient coastal culture has adapted to modern times.

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5 Aug
Wednesday 5 aug 2020 11:00 - 16:00
6 Aug
Thursday 6 aug 2020 11:00 - 16:00
7 Aug
Friday 7 aug 2020 11:00 - 16:00
8 Aug
Saturday 8 aug 2020 11:00 - 16:00

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