Classic and colourful with a twist
TEXT: HANNA STJERNSTRÖM | PHOTOS © MIKAELA WILLERS
Seven years ago, Mikaela Willers moved her shop from the Swedish capital to a historical estate next to the lake Siljan. With a larger creative as well as physical space, Mikaela Willers Ceramics developed into a well-visited experience revolving around the art and craftmanship of ceramics.
“It is all about the ceramics and putting it into a beautiful environment,” Mikaela Willers says, when asked about what the move to Vikarbyn in Dalarna meant for her company with the same name. Today, Blombergsgården in Vikarbyn is the home of Mikaela Willers Ceramics, and this is also where the primary workshop is located. “I have received a great deal of support here,” Willers says. “Here, I got the opportunity to grow.”
Inspired by a historical environment, nature and architecture, Willers continues to create new products that embody the brand’s characteristics. “I focus on classical products with a modern twist,” she says, and adds: “The products are made in a variety of colours that all harmonise with each other and are inspired by our present time.”
With a workshop and shop, Blombergsgården remains the heart of the company. In the near future, Willers and her husband plan to develop the business. With ceramics as a foundation, the plan is to also open a crêperie and an art gallery that make use of the inspiring surroundings. But despite the exciting expansion ahead, Willers is keen to make sure that she has time to create when inspiration strikes. “I want to make products that are functional but also bring joy to people when they use them.”