Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Invitational Exhibition

26 February – 17 March 2013

South African ceramic artists are invited to submit place settings for the installation of ‘Dinner for 101’ in the Lady Anne Barnard Banqueting Hall at the Castle of Good Hope.
Each participant may provide work in one of the following categories:
· a single place setting (e.g. a plate/side plate/bowl; or a tea/coffee set; or similar items);
· a centrepiece for the middle of the table (which may take the form of a fruit bowl, candlestick, vase, cake stand, large platter or similar items).
Please email  eesmyol@iziko.org.za if you would like to participate

Friday, November 30, 2012

Urgent Notice

Dear Gauteng Ceramists
My mother has recently had a stroke and is in a care home. We are holding this auction to raise funds to pay for her care. Please help us by sharing this auction with anyone is JHB you think may be interested in a Fixer Upper House, Pottery Equipment, Moulds or Antiques furniture. Your help is much appreciated. God bless.
Facebook event:
Photos of the items can be viewed here:
More photos of the house can be viewed here:
Your help is much appreciated.
Best Regards
Somesh De Swardt
Curatorship V. De Swart – Case No : 43486/2012 (Ex Antique Dealer)
Duly instructed by The Executor in the above matter we will sell, entirely without reserve, subject to confirmation, the following fixed property :
Property : This run down home in need of complete restoration and revamp situated on a prime site measuring 1012 m2 in extent comprises of a brick and mortar structure under tiled roof comprising lounge, diningroom, entrance hall, two bedrooms, kitchen, one bathroom with separate toilet. Floors are all Oregon pine. Outbuildings comprise of four outside storerooms, single garage, separate bathroom and toilet. All of the above is fenced and hedged.
Furniture : An extremely large quantity of Afrikaner style collectable Teak, Oak, Mahogany, Imbuia, Yellow Wood and Oregon Pine furniture comprising of Dressers, Welsh Dressers, Cabinets, Marble top wash stands, Wardrobes, Travelling trunks, Porcelain dolls, ornaments, Buddha statues, some of which are in good condition and the majority would be antique dealers and restorators dream. Two old Pottery Kilns, Pottery moulds, Mantle clocks, travelling clocks, smalls, kitchenware etc etc etc. The list above is very brief in relation to the goods on offer and viewing is essential.
Trailer : Scrap garden refuse trailer – no papers
TERMS: A deposit equivalent to R75 000-00 strictly by way of BANK CHEQUE ONLY immediately on the fall of the hammer. Guarantees within 60 days from date of confirmation by the Curator. No buyers commission on fixed property. Bank Cheque to be made out to LRA Trust account.
Furniture : R2000-00 CASH REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE. No Exceptions!! Balance payable by way of CASH only. ALL GOODS TO BE REMOVED ON DAY OF SALE. 10% Buyers Commission on furniture. 14% vat on the buyers commission.
LRA Auctioneers and Appraisers - Tel: (011) 478 3694 / 478 1285
Fax: (011) 678 1631 P.O. Box 1434, Northcliff, 2115 www.justauctions.co.za

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Invitation to Ceramic Factory

Dear Ceramics SA Gauteng members

The Ceramic Factory Team are looking forward to show you around (or welcoming you) this Saturday any time between 11h00 till 16h00. We are currently busy polishing and painting the factory to ensure a glorious event.

You also more than welcome to bring someone with you, just let us know so we can ensure there's enough food and drinks for everyone.

Please RSVP

Please find a map to the factory below.
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Kind Regards
The Ceramic Factory Team - em: rial@ceramicfactory.co.za

Thursday, October 25, 2012

For Sale

Low Dabeb wheel with seat – in excellent condition
27 large chipboard bats – which fit perfectly into the bucket of the Dabeb wheel
9 small chipboard bats

The chipboard bats will last a lifetime as they are waterproof. I would like to sell the lot for R6 500.

My mother lives in Melville and can be contacted on her cell phone: 082 854 1173.

DEIDRE WALLACE (previously from KZN and now resident in London). NOTE: I will be in Johannesburg from 1-10 November

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Walkabout and Collection of Work

Pretoria Art Museum cor. Francis Baard (Schoeman) & Wessels Streets Arcadia

This is the final week to see this prestigious exhibition

Saturday 20 October:
14:30 – Walkabout with John Shirley, leading porcelain artist. Not to be missed – the exhibition closes on the 21st !!
This is your last chance to enjoy the exhibition and have the pleasure of experiencing a walkabout with a knowledgeable artist such as John. Judging from comments received after the Walkabout with Eugene Hön on the 13th, those who attend this one are in for another treat!
The Pretoria Art Museum charges an entry fee but is waiving this for people coming for the walkabout on Saturday. Don’t miss out.

Collection of sold and Unsold Work:
Exhibition artists and those who have bought pieces off the exhibition are reminded that work has to be collected on Monday, 22nd October between 10:00 and 14:00 when the exhibition is being dismantled.
If you are unable to do so personally, please ask someone you know to do so on your behalf. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Workshops with Michelle Legg

Michelle Legg will be presenting 2 exciting, fully participating workshops at The Pottery Studio this year;

Saturday 27 th & Sunday 28th October
Time: 9 am to 5pm – Both Days – please bring own lunch, coffee & tea provided
Cost: R900 inclusive of paper clay, slips and firing of your sculpture.
Stylized self portrait terracotta head adorned with personal symbolism or iconography. Michelle will give a PowerPoint Presentation, visually inspiring and historically informative before guiding you through the practical challenges of hand building your own unique representation of an African Terracotta Head. Using photographs or personal charms or mementos for visual reference, preparatory drawings can also be made of your concepts and ideas. Anything that has had an influence on your life that you would like to include. We will explore sgraffito and / or wet paint techniques as well as impressions to adorn and decorate the surface of the sculpture. Beginners welcome.

SATURDAY 24 th November
Time: 9 am to 5 pm – please bring own lunch, coffee & tea provided
Cost: R600 includes model fees, all materials and firing of sculptures.
Michelle will show participants how to work with simple armature using terracotta clay. Participants will learn how to accurately take measurements from the model and how to interpret them into your own work. All levels of experience welcome from absolute beginners to experienced sculptors. We will work with a few quick 'sketches' and then one longer pose..

Space is limited on both these workshops so please contact Colleen or Michelle to reserve your place. Bookings will only be confirmed when paid for in full by eft to account;
C M Lehmkuhl
Standard Bank
Sandton City Branch 018105
Account number 023214112
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions,
Colleen & Michelle
colleen@potterystudio.co.za 073 481 0889 or 011 463 7262

Friday, October 12, 2012

Franschoek Art in Clay Festival

27 October to 16 November 2012
· 2012 is the second year this lovely event is being held.
· Six art galleries in the village - and a little beyond - will show ceramics for a couple of weeks all at the same time. It works - and it is such a pleasure to wander - Meander! - from gallery to gallery and see so much excellent South African pottery.
· Franschhoek is exactly the right place to do this – there are some good little galleries - and plenty of pit stops for food and liquid refreshments.
· Its a safe village, so your vehicles can be safely parked and left.
· Each gallery does its own thing - showing whatever they choose – which means each venue is a new discovery!

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pottery Wheel for sale

Werner Pottery Wheel in excellent condition. R1,200.00. Modified for easy moving, with cover.
Collection from Pretoria.
Contact Faruk 083 327 3322 / farukwaja@gmail.com for details.

Monday, October 8, 2012

And The Winners Are........

Internationally acclaimed ceramist Daphne Corregan, from France was the award judge, at this year's Corobrik National Ceramics Exhibition. She presented the prestigious Corobrik Award for the best piece on show , to Delphine Niez from the Eastern Cape. (Pictured above)

The Award for Ceramics for Expression went to Katherine Glenday from the Western Cape and that for Functional Ceramics to David Walters also from the Western Cape. 

Highly commended certificates went to Digby Hoets and Colleen Lehmkuhl from Gauteng and Ann Marais and Gavin Grieve from the Western Cape.

Congratuations to all award winners.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Opening Today

Undoubtedly one of the major events on the South African ceramics calendar is the National Exhibition hosted by Ceramics Southern Africa. This exhibition opens today at the Pretoria Art Museum cor. Francis Baard (Schoeman) & Wessels Streets  Arcadia at 11:30 am and runs until the 21st October.At today's opening, awards totalling R30,000 will be presented by Daphne Corregan, an international ceramic artist from France, and new Fellows of Ceramics Southern Africa will be announced. 

During the run of the exhibition on Saturday October 13 Three well known personalities will present a panel discussion on ceramics at the Pretoria Art Museum 
 At 10.30 a.m. Ronnie Watt, who has one of the finest collections of reduction fired ceramics in South Africa, will speak on Collecting Ceramics., and, withMichael Bernardi, Art Auctioneer from Pretoria, will discuss buying ceramics on auction.For the ceramists and artists who work in clay Michael will also give advice on selling their work on auction. At11.30 a.m. Eugene Hön, from the University of Johannesburg will conduct a walkabout to discuss the work on the Exhibition. 
On Saturday October 20 at 2.30 p.m. John Shirley, well known pocelain ceramist will lead a walkabout and discussion. Ceramic artists, potters and sculptors from all parts of South Africa have had their work selected for this exhibition and it is certainly not to be missed 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

'Traversing' at Kim Sacks Gallery

Kim Sacks Gallery requests the pleasure
of your companyat the opening of

An exhibition of ceramics by
three women who have a creative connection to Denmark.

Clementina van der Walt – Priscilla Mouritzen - Kim Sacks
OPENING: Saturday 15th September 2012 - 10am to 5pmPREVIEW: Friday 14th September 2012 - 10am to 5pm
The exhibition will close Monday 8th October 2012.

Clementina, Priscilla and Kim will conduct a walk-about
and a discussion at 2.30pm on the day of the opening.

Refreshments will be served.
TEL: 011 447 5804 MOBILE: 083 377 9076WEBSITE: www.kimsacks.com EMAIL: kim@kimsacksgallery.comADDRESS: 153 Jan Smuts Avenue - Parkwood - JohannesburgGALLERY HOURS:
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm - Saturday 10am to 5 pm - Sunday 10am to 2pm
And any other time by appointment – and with great pleasure!
Secure parking on the Property

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

For Sale

Frontload Chamber Furnace
Model: 100P
Volt: 120
Amp: 15
3.3 Kw
Price: R12 000.00
Contact: Marietjie van Heerden – 083 534 0095 (after 16H30)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Due to a move to a smaller home Jerice Doeg would like to find new spaces for items from her private ceramics collection.
These include work by, among others, Tim Morris, Hym Rabinowitz, David Walters, Bea Jaffray, Elza Sullivan, Maarten Zaalberg, etc.
OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, August 5, from 10:00 to 16:00h
Please ‘phone if you would like to come - tel. 012 460 6516 (home) Cell 082 683 5680

Saturday, July 7, 2012

For Sale

6 cu.ft PSMO kiln ( single or 3 phase ) with controls, shelves and props. R7,000

Dabeb wheel - R2,000

Slab Roller (table top, with table) – R1,000

Kiln bricks – R8.00 each.

Various raw materials, e.g. silica, Frit 510, Nepheline syanite, Cornish stone etc.

Potter’s Mate – for turning off all shapes and sizes.

Steel frame work tables - 1.7 m X 60 cm. Height 93 cm. - R300 each

Contact: Jerice Doeg at jerice@informsa.co.za or 012 460 6516 (home); 082 683 5680 (cell).

Exhibition of works by Wilma Cruise

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MASTER CLASSES with Elsbeth Burkhalter

The time is right again to get together to celebrate the earth and the elements with a pit firing. Packing the pit, stoking the fire and discovering the unexpected the next morning is quite magical and always a wonderful group experience.
In August and September the master class is exploring saggar and pit firing.
As a preparation for the large pit firing which is scheduled for the end of September we focus first on experimenting with various kind of saggars using combinations of oxides, chlorides and various organic substances including some black firing saggars. The work needs to be small for the saggars (not bigger than 15 cm in all dimensions) while the work for the pit may be as large as 40 cm.
Suitable clays, slips and terra sigillata will be available. You will be guided as to what shapes and building techniques are suitable, instructed in the ways of burnishing and the making and application of terra sigillata and coloured slips if needed. Work can be finished at home if you need more time. Both pots and sculpture are suitable for these firings.
At this stage 4 places are still available for this class which is limited and booking is essential.
The class is held at my studio every Wednesday morning from 9.30 to 12.30 starting on the 1st of August till the 19th September. The pit firing is scheduled for the 22nd of September with the opening of the pit the next morning.
Cost: R 3 200 - all material and firings included
For booking or more information please contact me @
Home: 011 467 2524 mobile: 082 3301066

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Traditional Hand Built Vessels Workshop

Presented by Michelle Legg, this 4 day workshop will be held over 2 consecutive weekends - 30 & 31 June and 7 & 8 July.
This hand building workshop will be fully participative and Michelle will introduce participants to two of South Africa’s indigenous ceramic methods of construction, namely Zulu and Venda, and discuss the firing and decorating techniques. All materials required for the workshop will be provided. Both beginners and experienced artists are welcome.
Venue : The Pottery Studio, 24 Old Kilcullen Rd, Bryanston
Dates : 4 full days. Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 June and then the following weekend
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July.
Times : 10am till 4pm daily.
Cost for 4 day workshop inclusive of all materials and firing – R 1 850.
Coffee, tea and biscuits provided, please bring your own lunch.
To reserve your place on this exciting workshop please contact
Colleen on 073 481 0889 / em: colleen@potterystudio.co.za or
Michelle on 083 730 0250 / em: michellejanelegg@gmail.com

Monday, June 18, 2012

Alternative Firings Workshop

Wanting to try some different surfaces on your work?
You can learn to do all 3 of the above at our warm Winter workshop!
ALTERNATIVE FIRINGS full day workshop
Saturday 21 July 2012 09:00-16:00
@ Tshwane South College, Centurion campus (map available on request)
Cost: Members – R250 Non members: R400
Book now to avoid disappointment. Full details when booking.
Contact Cynthia on email ceramicssa@icon.co.za or 011 791 5153

Ceramics Southern Africa
P.O.Box 2900
North Riding
Tel: 011 791 5153
Fax: 011 791 5076

Saturday, June 2, 2012


I have the following raw materials, in powder form, in stock and would like to get rid of them. I have no idea what to charge, make me an offer and it is yours.

GROG 200# 15KG
GROG 60# 3KG


011 782 6670 072 130 8823

Sunday, May 13, 2012

All The Winners

At the opening today of the 2012 Ultra-Furn Gauteng Regional Exhibition the awards were presented as follows:
Cecilia Robinson
Eunice Botes

The Clover Premier Award for Expression: Cecilia Robinson

The Glazecor Premier Award for Use: Eunice Botes

The Ndebele Mining & Milling Award: Renata Kruyswijk

The Lionheart Chemical Enterprise Award: Sandy Godwin

The Belmont Ceramics Award: Nic Sithole

The Potters Supply and Mail Order Award: Karen Murray and Pamela Schroeder

The Van Tuyl Kilns New Signature Award: Poorvi Bhana

Highly Commended Awards were presented to:
Catherine Brennon
Sandra Goercke
Marie Haasbroek
Margot Rudolph
Gerhard van den Heever

Monday, May 7, 2012

Please Diarise Sunday 10:30 for 11:00

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Walkabout at Eugene Hön's Solo Exhibition.

Eugene Hön has the pleasure of inviting you to a special walkabout of his solo exhibition titled, and the ship sails on, celebrating the Chinese Year of the Dragon.

The walkabout will consist of an explication of the work on display from concept and idea, to the design and development of the various creative products. The presentation will also include the significance of the final products; the ceramics, artist books, a video and the range of jewellery pieces. A discussion will follow, analysing the breakthroughs’ achieved with the work, The Ceramic surface, a virtual crossover - celebrating the handmade.

Place Elegance Jewellers (Melrose Arch - opposite Europa restaurant).
Date: Saturday 21 April.
Time: 14:00 for 14:30.
RSVP eugeneh@uj.ac.za, honugene@gmail.com or sms me at 0848402691.

Who will benefit from the walkabout; young and aspiring ceramists, art teachers, established ceramists embarking on a new direction.
Ceramists struggling with surface development and creative individuals in need of inspiration

Friday, March 30, 2012

New Pottery Supply Shop in Johannesburg

“New Pottery Supply Shop” opening in April 2012 within Papercake Trading’s premises 38 Gleneagles Road, Greenside Johannesburg.
We stock a variety of underglazes, earthenware & stoneware glazes and clays. We also have a large variety of tools, accessories and other indispensable items for any studio small or large.
At present we have a variety of stock ex ‘The Claypot’ - glazes both earthenware and stoneware.
Please note that orders for large quantities of premix glazes, kiln furniture or raw materials will have to be pre ordered telephonically and will take approximately one week to get to our premises in Greenside for collection.
Delivery can be organised in Johannesburg areas for a fee on request.
PLEASE NOTE CASH ONLY – no credit card facilities as yet.
Contact Andrea Fox Van Stryp on 082 396 9887 or email andy@papercake.co.za fax 011 880-1482.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Two kilns for sale

One Frontloader, internal dimensions 400 wide x 500 deep x 570 height (R5000)

One toploader small kiln dimensions 340 wide x 340 deep x 30 height (R2000)
Please contact Marie at 0833260957
Weltevreden Park

Saturday, February 25, 2012


6 Cubic feet POTTERY KILN For Sale                                                           
Front loader in good condition, with "Van Tuyl" Programmable Micro Process Controller, 38Amp, Single Phase and Shelves.
Internal dimensions: 640 height X 490 deep X 570 wide

Price R8,000.00

Contact Ria cell. 083 4506098 or Joop 083 996 6266
e-mail: ria.joop.scheep@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Low-Fire Jamboree

Millstone Pottery Low-Fire Jamboree
27, 28 & 29 April 2012
A week-end celebrating low technology, low temperature firing and making techniques for ceramists, potters and other romatics. Workshops cater for all levels of skill. Beginners welcome.
This Low-Fire Jamboree includes:
· Low temperature salt firing
· Pit firing
· Raku
· Making coiled vessels
· Making whistles
        Explore re-creating experimental coiled vessels from the stone-age "Beaker" tradition with Ian Garrett, during an "archaeological reconstruction" workshop. Ian is well-known for his hand-built burnished vessels inspired by ancient ceramci techniques. These combine forms from pre-historic Eurpoe and India with more contemporary African traditions. www.iangarrettceramics.com
        Fire your own pre-made (or provided) pots in a low-tech updraft bottle kiln using wood and salt with Paul de Jongh. Paul has been making high-temperature wood-fired pots in McGregor for the past 15 years, where he has built 5 wood-fired kilns. The bottle kiln was built by Paul and Ian specifically as a workshop tool to demonstrate low temperature wood-firing. www.millstonepottery.co.za
        Raku-fire your pre-made pots (or teabowls provided), also with Paul, who raku-fires in a ceramic fibre kiln using gas.
        Pit-fire your vessels using cow dung, wood bark, dried aloe leaves and small twigs which impart various lustrous terracotta tones to the work. This workshop will be led by Stanford potter, Tracey Duivestein. Tracey has been experimenting with pit firing for many years.
        Make your own clay whistle with John Newdigate, John specialises in high-fired translucent porcelain and reduction-fired celadon glazes. www.johnnewdigate.com
Cost: R2 000 for the workshops, inclusive of food for the 3 days

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ultra-Furn Regional Exhibition

MuseuMAfricA – Newtown, Joburg 

Opening Sun 13th May at 11:00 am
The exhibition will continue until 25th May

Selections will take place on Saturday 5th May 

Cathy Brennon Workshop

'Working with Textures & Slips’

Slide show, demonstration & participating workshop

March 17
Tshwane South College, Centurion – 09:00-16:00
Cost: Members: R250 / Non-Members: R400
A small selection of Cathy’s work will be on sale

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Notice To Members

N O T I C E  is hereby given that the 32nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Association will be held at Berario Recreation Centre on 
SATURDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2012 at 08:30 for 09:00.  

Workshop coinciding with the AGM:
The workshop presenter will be Clementina van der Walt of the Western Cape who will give a slide show and talk “To Buy or not to Buy” – the value of making and collecting studio ceramics in the 21st century.

Clementina is one of South Africa’s foremost ceramists, her innovative, distinctive work has been exhibited in South Africa, China, France, UK and Australia. She is one of the few South African potters to have been represented at SOFA in New York.
Clementina has a BA in  History of Art,  a National Diploma (Ceramics) and a National Higher Diploma (Ceramics).  She has taken part in Ceramic Art London for the past seven years and has participated in CSA Regional and National exhibitions receiving an award at the 2010 National Exhibition. In 2011 her work was selected at the Gyeonggi Biennale in Korea.
This workshop is sure to create lively debate as many contentious and important issues are presented for discussion. The talk will be accompanied by a power point presentation illustrating relevant work by local and international ceramists. The presentation will begin with a brief overview of the historical origins and development of ceramics with particular reference to South African ceramics, the role of ceramics in our society and the need for collectors to purchase ceramics in order for this great tradition to survive.

In order to make the necessary arrangements it is essential to R.S.V.P. – 
please telephone Cynthia McAlpine at  011 791 5153 by no later than 3rd February 2012.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hands On Ceramics

A stimulating Participating Workshop Programme at Tshwane South College, Centurion

     Friday, March 2. Time 9.30 –12.30
    Jerice Doeg presents “Lustres and On Glazes”
An introduction and explanation of working with these decorating techniques. Participants will be given a glazed tile on which to create their own example.
Lustres and on glazes will beprovided and the tiles will be fired. Participants are asked to bring their own brushes
    Friday, April 20. Time 9.30 –12.30
    Marentia Jordaan presents “Working with lace and related textures”
We will explore the wonders of transferring patterns and textures onto leather hard and wet surfaces, while also working with slips in conjunction with the laces.
We will make a slab object and tiles. Participants must bring a thrown pot for transferring patterns onto.
All other material will be provided.
 Bookings: jerice@informsa.co.za :
                  012 4606516.
                  084 5678296

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chris Patton’s Pottery and Ceramic Studio

I am starting Classes in practical creative traditional craft pottery for beginners and the more advanced. The objectives will be creativity and craftsmanship. These will be practical hands-on workshops with the aim of producing innovative good quality ceramics as well as developing a wide understanding of ceramics and its design and tradition Coiling, slab building, throwing, modelling, decorating and glazing will be explored The classes will be open ended and will go where the journey takes them The mediums are terra-cotta and stoneware. Class will be small and informal. Eight pairs of hands are needed to get the show on the road.
For more information give me a call or pay me a visit at my studio and see the setup. I’ve been a full time potter for most of my working life and have extensive knowledge of all aspects of the craft.
My studio is on the West Rand, nearest land marks are Pinehaven intersection on Hendrik Potgieter or Featherbrook Estate 25 minutes from Northcliff. 31 Francis Road, Northvale, Muldersdrift.
Phone 0731663827 email cpatton@wbs.co.za web www.pattonpots.co.za

Come and get your hands dirty!