Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Western Cape AGM

The Western Cape Region of Ceramics Southern Africa is having their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 13 March 2010 at the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.

The proceedings will start at 09H00 with a light breakfast followed by the meeting at 10H00. Following the meeting Esther Esmyol will give members a guided tour of the William Fehr ceramic collection.

The AGM will look back at 2009 and plan for 2010 particularly marketing and promoting the Association confirming our relevance in the new technological age.

Sculpture Workshop

Marina Walsh

Venue: Caroline Vieira’s studio : 35 Galway Rd, Parkview

Session 1:
After a powerpoint introduction to styles and approaches to sculpting a portrait,
we will sculpt a basic skull onto an armature and study its proportions .

Session 2:
Working with photographs and drawings of their chosen models, students will be guided
through the process of achieving a likeness whilst learning about the anatomy of the face.

Session 3:
Continue working on the portraits. Students may bring their models to sit for them.

Session 4:
Continued work on the sculptures, and discussions on finishes ,textures and expressions of the face.

Depending on level of completion of work, the pieces will be removed from the armature and hollowed out for firing
Or students may have the option of making a cement fondue head during weekly lessons

Dates: every Wednesday, 10th, 17th ,24th and 31st of March
Times: 6pm to 9pm

Cost: R 1500 per person including materials. Tools and armatures will be provided.
A 50% deposit will be required to secure your place

N.B.Students would be required to bring some photographs of the person they wish to sculpt

sms marina on 082 443 1033 or caroline on 082 401 4213
Or e mail:: or

There is limited space , so don’t delay in booking your place!

Studio Contents for Sale

Potting Around is a ceramic art studio and mosaic workshop which has been in operation for the last 15 years. We have been the owners since January 2009. We host ceramic painting parties for children and adults (including kitchen teas and team building events). We also host mosaic parties for adults and children.

We have a wide variety of raw bisque to paint and our selection of paints is vast. We do all the glazing and firing in-house, as well as grouting for mosaic items. We also cast many of our bisque items and have a selection of moulds.
We have 2 kilns in our studio and have two very experienced staff members who are both excellent artists as well as proficient in firing, glazing and casting.

Unfortunately, due to the financial recession, our business has not been doing well and we are looking at closing our shop at the end of March.

As you will realise, we have many items for sale, including moulds, bisque-ware, paints, two kilns, wooden items to mosaic and mosaic tiles (both whole and pre-cut) and mosaic tools.

We are wondering if any of your members would be interested in buying any of the above. We would need to know fairly soon as the end of March is around the corner.

In addition, if any of your members are looking for staff, I can highly recommend both employees who currently work for me.

Michelle and Kayla Ferrer

Studio Facilities Cape Town

One Roof Studio is a creative space for artistic types. We offer an exciting shared studio environment for artists of all disciplines.

You get ample personal desk space plus access to huge shared tables to work on. Our facilities include: dedicated shelves, kitchenette and kiln (firing cost applies). Located in the Biscuit Mill complex in Woodstock, there is 24 hour access and security, plus free parking after 1830. In addition we hold a monthly Open Studio Event, where we invite the public into the studio, and our artists can sell commission free.

For more information see or call Alex on 072 721 6446 to arrange to see the studio.

Equipment for Sale

12 cubic foot electric kiln
made by Ultrafurn
comes with: electronic controller (6 programmes), 14 kiln shelves, lots of props.
2 years old, excellent condition
R20 000-00

Blunger, 200L.
made by Van Tuyl
elctric, plugs into wall
2 years old, excellent condition

Salt & pepper production line set-up
This includes master moulds and 50 working moulds of my 'lovers' salt and pepper sets.
This range has been extensively marketed and comes with an existing client base.
The most popular design is that of the SA flag.
I've worked really hard on this range and wouldn't like to see it discontinued - it would make me
very happy if someone would like to 'adopt' it and keep it going. I do believe that with the right marketing,
it could prove to be extremely popular!
An ideal 'filler' product to an existing production line.

I also have a variety of teaset/teapot/coffee mug/jug master moulds available, designed by myself, to any one interested?
please call Linda to discuss any of these items further.
078 236 4218

Jane Jermyn Workshop KZN

Irish Ceramist Jane Jerman will be giving a workshop at Kearnsey College in Durban on Saturday 6 March 2010 at 09Hoo. For bookings and more information, please contact Lynette on 083 540 4349