Please note that the guided tour will take place in Icelandic.


As well as walking through this beautiful period of Icelandic ceramic history, Þóra Sigurbjörnsdóttir museologist, will give an insight into the work of a museum dealing with earthquakes and fragile objects.


The use of Icelandic clay was the basis for the fertile ceramic developments of the 20th century in Iceland. The pioneer Guðmundur Einarsson from Miðdalur founded Listvinahúsið in 1927. From 1946 to 1957 five new ceramic workshops were established in Reykjavik: Leirbrennsla Benedikts Guðmundssonar, Funi, Laugarnesleir, Roði and Glit. The work from these workshops make up the core of the exhibiton.