• Mervyn Gers Ceramics

    All aspects of the design, including the shapes, images, colours and patterns, are done on the premises of their studio in Paarden Eiland, just ten minutes from the centre of Cape Town. The studio mixes glazes to suit each piece and prints its own transfers in-house — which means if you can imagine it, there’s every chance that Mervyn Gers Ceramics can design it!

  • Liesel Trautman

    Liesel Trautman makes beautiful porcelain homeware. Each item is individually finished with loving care and attention to detail. The result: Cups, plates, jugs, vases and bowls that transcends its functionality.

  • Tania Babb Ceramics

    Tania Babb is an artist who works with ceramics, mainly creating sculptures. Even as her work evolves, it retains its signature iconography, making the work imminently collectable.

  • Will Martin Projects

    Will Martin is a designer and maker who creates functional and decorative handmade ceramic products. Martin is fascinated by ancient materials, and combines these with more contemporary, progressive materials and designs in his range of ceramic works.

  • Zizamele Ceramics

    Zizamele Ceramics create vibrant African-inspired hand built ceramics. Originally a job-creation project, this group of talented artists are now exporting to many countries. Their signature product is the Ubuntu Bowl, which is a local version of the friendship bowl.

  • John Bauer

    John Bauer pushes the limits of what is technically possible in ceramics. A sentimentalist, he salvages antique crochet cloth, linens, and lace, and makes these materials immortal by recreating them, stitch by stitch, in porcelain.

  • Montebello Design Centre

    See the work of local artists and crafters or relax over a good meal in tranquil surroundings at Montebello. It’s a non-profit organisation dedicated to job creation and good local design. Many artists have studios here so you may just catch them at work Studios & Shops: Montebello Craft Shop, Gardener’s Cottage Restaurant, Greenhouse Nursery, Beloved Beadwork: fine beaded jewellery, John Bauer ceramicist, Beadmakers Guild makes beads for other creative people, African Ethos: African musical instruments, Aspirations Media: broadcast design & motion graphics, Lesley Charnock’s Gallery, Studio, Art School, Ikwezi Art: contemporary African art, Aaron Bakana: garden furniture and fencing, David Krut Projects: fine art & books, D Desks: collaborative design space including M&W Innovative Studio & I:AM Ventures, Prism: human design project, Webfactory: web design & development, Mogalakwena Craft Art: traditional handcraft & contemporary design, Right Mukore: sculpture Butterfly Studio: art classes & workshops exploring the healing nature of arts, Tintiloux: artisanal bodycare products, FlavourUnion: handcrafted food products, Farm Kitchen Table: designing lifestyle from farm to table, Nude Foods: innovative plastic free groceries, Brew Kombucha:Naturally fermented organic rooibos iced tea. Classes offered