Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory was established in 1885. Throughout the years we have been known for a strong focus on design, crafmanship and quality. Porsgrund Porselænsfabrik manages and disseminates a significant history and highly valued cultural heritage. But we also focus on continous development and new design to meet the needs of the future.
Above all, two men have thecredit for the fact that the country's only porcelain factory was founded in Porsgrunn in 1885. Johan Jeremiassen was the man with the idea and with faith and willingness to invest his considerable fortune in the initiative. al Maria Bauer was the technician and porcelain specialist, who with all hos solid professional insight led the factory's construction and planned production through the first crucial years. The first burning was carried out on February 10, 1887.
We at Porsgrund Porselænsfabrik are proud to manage and disseminate a significant history and highly values cultural heritage. In our products you can see over a hundred years of style history playing out through many well-known Norwegian artists and designers who have been engaged by the factory.
For over 125 years, we have emphasized making strong design products in the finest porcelain. We are now experiencing that more and more of our tableware are becoming historical objects or heirlooms with great affection value.
Things you might not know about Porgrunds Porselænsfabrik AS
- In the old days, Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik made insulation cups that stand on old power poles to this day.
- PP made glove and condom shapes in porcelain, and produced landshades.
- At the factory, our production workers still use some of the words used by the German porcelain workers when they built the factory. F.ex. Peau, a little break or Hankesmiths, a small decorative line on the handle.
- PP's straw pattern is still hand-painted at the factory in Porsgrunn. You can see the painter's own signature under each of our hand-painted tableware.
- Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik has a patented porcelain track for ski jumps during the summer season. These porcelain tracks are located in 100 ski jumps worldwide, from Holmenkollen to Nagano.
Something to think about during your next coffee break!
Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik AS is still owned by Atle Brynestad, and is part of the group 3 Norske AS. This means that the factory is related to, among others, Hadeland Glassverk AS, Norgesglasset and Christiania Glasmagasin.