Thursday, May 2, 2013

Exhibition at Digby Hoets Studio

First ever exhibition by Digby Hoets and students                                                             
plus Garth Hoets, Lesley-Ann Hoets, Harri Hoets & Leigh Hoets
at his studio at 125, Springfield Rd, Carlswald, Midrand
11- 12 May 10am to 5pm

Digby Hoets has been teaching pottery and making his own pots since 1973.  Many South African potters and ceramists have started their careers in his studio and continue to work there.  Digby's home and studio are located on a 2 hectare property in Midrand's Carlswald valley - a tranquil, green enclave within an area which is now better known for high density housing developments, office blocks and shopping centres.  Digby's students, many of whom have been with him for the last 20-30 years, are already accomplished potters in their own right but continue to use the facilities provided by the studio for the stimulation they derive from working with Digby and fellow students - the setting of the studio in a beautiful well-treed property with a dam and wetland also adds to the attraction.
Cinda Hunter has her unique 'shop' on the property.  She will be open on Saturday and Sunday. Cinda travels extensively to source her jewellery, furniture, artefacts, textiles, clothing and accessories from India, South East Asia and Africa. 083 284 1818

There will be tea,coffee,biscuits, muffins etc but you are welcome to bring your own picnic. 

Row1. Elaine Agliotti, Gina Boxley, Drury Brandt, Celia de Wet, Susan Dixon, Row 2. Sandy Baker, Caroline Bladergroen, Joni Brenner, Sue Calf, Cheryl Clipsham, Row 3. Sujatha Dake, Margie Dane, Cindy Devonport, Wanda Eloff, Tessa Fleischer, Row 4. Yvonne Franklin, Bonnie Friedman, Gail Gilbert-Green, Anne Gordon, Gilly Haagensen

Row1. Jean Beckley, Nadine Burns, Nitsa Christopher, Barbara Levy, Claudia McKenzie Row 2. Val Heddon, Callie Henderson, Louise Prinsen, Peter Jaff, Rina King Row 3. Brigid Pohl, Sue Frame, Lies Segers, Tushya Pillay, Meriel May

Row1. Xanthe Roux (Cross), Margareth Plazier, Elma Gildenhuys, Kathy Meulenbeld, Charmaine King Row 2.Pat Westmoreland, Hannelie Roets, top:Heather Milborrow, Elsa-Marie van Schalkwyk, bottom: Caroline Menell, Julia Reeder Row 3. George Kuper, Ian Napier, Gillie Schepers, Ann Leenstra, Elaine van Staden

Row1. Jean Venter, Louella Noppe, Saskia Leenstra, Joanne Zondag, Row 2.Thursday class - tea-time, Leslie Phillips, Marie Enslin, Watson Nyambeni Row 3. HOETS FAMILY: Harri (daughter), Garth (brother), Leigh (niece), Lesley-Ann (sister) 011 468 2591 or 082 927 6606 
DIRECTIONS: From N1 take New Rd off ramp and follow signs for Crowthorne.  Turn left at traffic light into 7th Rd (Indigo Nursery) and first right into Springfield.  The studio is the second property on the left and has a wooden fence.  Use the second gate which will be open. GPS S 25° 58’46 E 28° 06’21


  1. Wonderful photo at the top I love how the pots echo the color of the bark on the trees, I am wondering what type of trees they are?

  2. Awesome! beautiful work. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the event. Denzil