Just south of the Öland Bridge is Paradisverkstaden, a ceramics center with a view over the water, meadows and Kalmar. Here visitors can enjoy the glass and ceramics displayed in a bright and open architecture, surrounded by a beautiful garden. Everything is designed and manufactured - from small candle holders to large garden urns - by the Paradis family: Eva, Olof, Hannah and Moa.
The material is stoneware, cast and painted by hand. The shapes and colors are always soft and trendy, seeking fluent perfectionism. Each season new collections are developed.
Olof's design language is simple and functional with a sleek finish, while Eva’s is organic and painterly. Together they created the Paradise workshop signature style. Their daughters, Hannah and Moa, add a playful function and abstract decorations.
This year Paradiverkstaden is celebrating its 40th year on Öland.
Eva and Olof Paradis met at Capellagården, Carl Malmsten’s School in Vickleby, where Olof was trained as a potter and Eva as a textile artist. After further training and practice in France and Denmark, they started Paradisverkstaden in 1975. From the outset, the design language was unique with their ridges and
In the eighties, they developed the popular series Blue and Pink Floral and “Slottskrukan” (Castle Pot). They were named purveyor to the court 1986. Olof turned birdbaths, candelabras, and several leveled pillar plates, which Eva adorned in relief. As the demand increased, parts of the raw goods production were outsourced to potters in Gotland and later to a small workshop near Gdansk. In the nineties, the color scale exploded in Eva's collection “Prickar och Ränder” (Dots and Stripes). Olof developed new throwing techniques with double-thrown (turned) forms that Eva painted in gold and platinum. They began exhibiting at NK and Svensk Tenn and participated in exhibitions in Stockholm and Frankfurt. They made the series Nature and Beach in platinum ands fyle clay from Skåne and developed a new decorative technique in the dinnerware “Spira” (Scepter). In cooperation with Millesgården they made the collection “Fröhus” (Seed Pod), which is still growing.
While continuing with unique plates and urns with hand-carved reliefs, Hannah Paradis’ first collection of vases and pots appeared,
Paradisverkstaden ceramics are made with stoneware clay, a
Welcome to the new shop, which will open in the summer of 2014. Here you can watch throwing, glazing and painting.
Welcome to an oasis paradise just south of the Öland Bridge. Here ceramics and glass are shown in the exhibition shop. Everything produced. from unique items, formal experimentation and all collections is shown in the big light showroom. The aim is to inspire creativity and to help you find your own combinations.
The shop displays other design elements that complement the ceramics. Garden furniture from Fermob, bags, pillows and accessories from Afroart and Ceannis,textiles from India and Vexbo Lin in Hälsingland, rugs and lamps from Baghi and Snow , sheepskin from Shephard and woolen slippers and ceramic jewelry from Denmark. We strive to include products that are well-made, environmentally sound, and long-lasting. Throughout the summer, one can enjoy ice cream, sweets, sandwiches and coffee in the garden cafe.
Plates and eggs: “Krasse/fantasi” (Cress/fantasy), “Fläder/fantasi” (Elderberry/fantasy) and “Körsbär/fantasi” (Cherry / fantasy)
New votive candleholders and new colors for the “Fröhus” (Seed pod): “citronsorbet” (lemon sorbet), “apelsinsorbet” (orange sorbet), “jeansblå” (denim blue) and ”åsklila” (thundercloud purple)
New herb pot “Relief/bladverk” (Relief/foliage).
Herb pots, hanging pots and new colors for the series “Linje” (Line): mint and orange.
New herb pot and the pot “Rut” (Plaid) in salmon / mint
Unique vases with diagonal lines by Hannah Paradis
Paradisverkstaden design AB
Snäckstrand 386 33 Färjestaden
Phone: +46 485 316 24
Visitingadress: Paradisvägen 2, 386 33 Färjestaden
Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Christmas day and Christmas eve closed
New Years Eve and New Years Day closed