Kaolin was formed in 1978 when a group of potters got together, started a cooperative and opened a shop with a gallery on Mariatorget in Stockholm. They took the name Kaolin after the Gaoling mountains in China where the pure, fine-grained kaolin clay used in clay and in glazes was first found. Today, 40 years later, Kaolin is still flourishing in the same beautiful premises on Hornsgatan and some of the original members are still active in the cooperative.

We have confirmed our position as the only pure ceramics gallery in Sweden and have developed into a meeting place for art associations, collectors and lovers of ceramics. The around twenty potters who make up Kaolin today are engaged in functional and art pottery and sculpture alongside public decorative work, teaching and other jobs.

In our gallery we host one-person shows, mainly with guest exhibitors but also by Kaolin’s members. We display the work of Swedish and foreign potters and ceramic artists, and in recent years we have particularly focused on guest exhibitors from our Nordic neighbours. Kaolin is keen to feature new and experimental ceramic art in our exhibitions while also seeking to highlight traditional, high-class craftsmanship and sound practical pottery.

We hold regular group exhibitions on different themes and in our small gallery space, the Project room, we display smaller exhibitions where the artists have worked towards a particular project or want to show their degree work.

Kaolin hosts regular open talks with invited speakers and we also have private views for art associations, schools and companies.

Kaolin's operations are run with support from Statens Kulturråd.


We have facilitated accessibility for people with functional variations with a ramp. We have oneparking space for the disabled outside the entrance.

IT WAS 1978

Kaolin has been here in the same beautiful premises on Hornsgatan since 1978 when this group of us launched a cooperative.

If you would like to be a member of Kaolin today, there is an application link below.

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