Two men deserve most of the credit for establishing Norway’s only china factory in Porsgrund in 1885: Johan Jeremiassen, the man who had sufficient faith in his own idea to invest his considerable wealth in the venture, and Carl Maria Bauer, the technical expert and porcelain specialist, who used his sound professional expertise to direct the factory’s construction and to plan production in the crucial early years. The first batch of china was fired on 10 February 1887.
Porsgrund today is a proud tradition bearer and heir to a treasured cultural legacy. Porsgrund’s products reflect the evolution of style over the past century through the designs of the many celebrated Norwegian artists who have undertaken commissions for the factory.
For more than 120 years, the factory has focused on producing prestigious, top-quality products, gaining an excellent reputation for design, quality and craftsmanship. We now see more and more of its sets becoming historical artifacts or cherished heirlooms.
Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik AS is currently still owned by Atle Brynestad and is part of the 3 Norske AS group. Sister companies in the group include Hadeland Glassverk and Christiania Glasmagasin.