Tolne Gjæstgivergaard is a historic building from 1897, which houses Denmarks northernmost Ceramics Centre, Cafe and B&B. Situated in arguably the most beautiful part of the country. We pride ourselves on giving the warmest of welcomes to all our guests, providing great organic food, quality events and professionel workshops, all while offering a cozy retreat for artists, ceramicists, explorers and possibly you.
Around the area, you can explore the beautiful sites in Tolne Forest, a natural pearl of Vendsyssel which has been protected since the turn of the millenia. A great place to go on a hike or watch birds for example. In the early 1900s, the owners of Tolne Gjæstgivergaard played a pivotal role in establishing Tolne Skov Pavilion, a beautiful historic building within the Forest. You can also visit senic seashore destinations like Skagen, Tversted, Løkken, Sæby and Lønstrup. Nearby Vendsyssel Historic Museum in Mosbjerg has exhibitions on, Danish agricultural life in the 19th century, and the ancient Elvehøj burial mounts.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Gregory & Janne
Janne Hieck is a German master potter who studied at the ceramic facility in Landshut, Bavaria, and Gregory Hamilton Miller is an American who lived, worked and studied in Mashiko, Japan, with Living National Treasure, Shimaoka Tatsuzo. We have a daughter, Iben (5) and four sons; Quin (1), Keiran (12), Aidan (15), and Hamilton (18).
We have been working since July 2012, on turning Tolne Gjæstgivergaard into a home, ceramic studio, gallery and café, while providing consistently good service and rooms for lodging. And we would like to think we have very much succeded.
We have invited other ceramic artists to come and work, lecture and exhibit with us for much of the past decade. Alongside many guests and volunteers from all over the world. We both enjoy wood firing and salt/soda glazing and have four special kilns.
We are continuously working to keep this dream a reality.