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: or
Michelle on 083 730 0250 / em:

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 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


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