Gotland is the island of limestone. Slite is the town that makes that stone into cement. So not surprisingly, cement is the natural material of choice for Slite-based sculptor Stina Lindholm.
And what a place she's created to work and draw inspiration from. At Skulpturfabriken, her home, workshop, garden and more are spread across a beautiful old farmhouse estate. Every day she opens her property to visitors who are invited to stroll amongst her sculptural pieces in a lush garden setting or poke their noses into her factory.
Lindholm also has a shop onsite that harmoniously mixes a selection of her own modern concrete work with sumptuous textiles and simple traditionally-crafted home and garden tools.
When it's time for a break, grab a (very good!) coffee and treat in the cafe and enjoy the garden some more while the kids play on the expansive lawn. The day we were there, we noticed trays of kanelbullar [cinnamon rolls] being walked across the lawn from one of the homes to the cafe. Fresh from the oven (the artist's own perhaps?) and delicious.