DJI_0449

About Tolne GGG

Tolne Gjæstgivergaard is a historic building from 1897 in Tolne, in the middle of Europe’s northernmost beech forest in Vendsyssel, Nordjylland, Denmark, with a train station right in front of it.  TolneGGG has served as a meeting and lodging place since, a natural crossing of paths and ways, connecting residents along the old stone age coastline, farmlands, and forests.  Tolne Skov Pavilion

As a guest at Tolne Gjæstgivergaard you can enjoy our flower gardens, take a walk in the woods, spend time reading a book in one of the antique chairs, or enroll in a ceramics course.  Our seven renovated rooms, feature antique pine and teak furniture from the area.  We have some of the best and most diverse kiln firing methods in all of Scandinavia, and guests can watch and learn about our ceramic making process, from throwing on the wheel to firing the kilns.  In the summer time, our cafe is open and features locally roasted coffee, and select tea from Sing Tehus.

Guests can explore beautiful sites in Tolne Forest, a natural pearl of Vendsyssel which has been protected  since 2000, quaint beach destinations like Lønstrup and Skagen, as well as the nearby Vendsyssel Historic Museum which focuses on the local landscape, Neolithic burial mounds, and historical farming exhibits.

We invite you to take a look at our calendar and see if there’s something that sparks your interest!

 

GREG

Who We Are

Janne Hieck and Gregory Hamilton Miller own Tolne Gjæstgivergaard.  Janne is German, a master potter who studied at the ceramic facility in Landshut, Bavaria, and Gregory is an American who lived, worked and studied in Mashiko, Japan. Together they are parents to Quin (1), Iben (5) and Keiran (12), Aidan (15), and Hamilton (18).  Janne and Gregory bought the property in July 2012, and have renovated it as their home, ceramic studio, gallery, café, meeting facility, and lodging alternative.

Janne and Gregory have traveled, taught, and exhibited widely around the world.  They invite other ceramic artists to come and work, lecture and exhibit with them in Tolne, and both enjoy wood firing and salt/soda glazing.  With help from volunteers from all over the world, we are continuously working to bring this dream to a reality.  Guests from over 80 different countries have stayed at Tolne Gjæstgivergaard in the last four years.