Atelier Borekull is a one-woman ceramic studio, founded in 2017. The studio resides in the heart of Gothenburg, Sweden. The label produces homeware, art and jewelry – all handmade with stoneware clay. The timeless and fun pieces are made with sustainability at heart. The woman behind the company is Julie Borekull. The need for a break from her office work was the reason why she enrolled in a ceramic class at her local community college. It was love at first touch and shortly afterwards she began studying ceramics full time.
”Trends are fun and all but I try to focus on clean, simple lines, minimalism and functionality without sacrificing beauty. I would like to believe that the pieces that I bring into the world will still be in use long after I am gone. That’s the magic of stoneware ceramics, as long as you’re gentle, it will last forever.”
- Julie Borekull
What‘s your name and where do you consider home?
My name is Julie Borekull and I‘m from Gothenburg, Sweden.
What made you start doing pottery?
Me and my mom wanted something fun and creative to do together so we took a course in pottery. It was love at first sight for both of us. Soon after I took a leave of absence from my desk job and started studying ceramics full time.
A person who inspires you:
My mom. She was a really fun and cool person who wanted to get the most out of life. Everything I do, I do to make her proud.
How did you come up with your brand name?
Borekull is my surname and I’ve always had a love for everything French, so the name came naturally to me.
Where do you get your inspirations from?
Everywhere and nowhere. It’s hard to pinpoint, but my best ideas come to me while I sleep.
Favorite way to relax?
Listening to my favorite podcast while my boyfriend scratches my back.
What‘s your favorite go to spot in your city?
Berzelii Choklad! It’s a cozy little coffee shop with the best treats and the kindest employees.