• Head on Design

    Made from natural and often recycled materials, the sculptures are eco-friendly and exude an Afro-chic elegance. With over ten animals in various sizes, Head on Design explores the concept of loving or loathing animal trophies. Certain sculptures focus on endangered wildlife issues and are part of co-founder Joanna Orr’s Conscious Art movement.

  • 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!

  • Carole Nevin Designs

    The collection has grown over the years from table linen, kitchen linen, ceramics and candles to original fabric by metreage; both handpainted and handprinted. The superb quality and originality of our products are much sought after by tourists buying that special gift to remind them of their wonderful stay in South Africa; as well as by locals, game lodges and the hospitality industry.

  • Amalie Comrie Jewellery Studio

    Amalie Comrie makes unique pieces of jewellery, spoons and other objects in silver and various other materials such as pearls, precious stones and beads. She personally designs and manufactures each piece herself. Inspired by nature, her jewellery is uniquely hand crafted, using oxidising and surface treatment techniques. Although each piece is unique, similar pieces can be made to order.

  • 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.

  • Monkeybiz

    Founded in the early 90’s by ceramicist Barbara Jackson, this creative beadwork project produces the most original artefacts – from bags and badges to exotic creatures that are to be found in galleries, museums and personal collections all over the world. Biz works with over 450 women beaders from the surrounding townships most of whom operate from home.

  • 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.

  • Woo-Men Plush Toys

    Woo-men designs and manufactures cutting-edge plush toys in comic style for kids and “kidults”. The company is a micro-enterprise that employs women from from the Western Cape. Woo-men toys are quirky and colourful, come in different sizes and can be customised.

  • 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.

  • Cape Craft and Design Institute

    Cape Craft and Design Institute promotes the many gifted Western Cape craft producers and designers who create high quality handmade products such as homeware, decor, jewellery, fashion accessories, gifts and memorabilia.

  • Clementina Ceramics

    Clementina Ceramics specialises in contemporary ceramics and designer crafts. Also one-off works by Clementina van der Walt who lives by the William Morris credo: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. Her ranges extend from functional tableware to architectural panels, in fabulous textures and colours.

  • Design Afrika

    Binky Newman has created a range of beautiful hand woven objects. Baskets, textiles and adornments are all organically textured: hand-spun cotton, river reeds, palm fibres and mountain grasses have been intertwined and combined with plastic, leather and glass. The result is both functional and visually exciting.

  • Indalo Project

    The Indalo Project is focused on original and sophisticated design. Prioritising “design for sales”, innovation and excellence ensures the economic viability of craft producers.

  • 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.

  • Mogalakwena Craft Art

    This special little double storey gallery owned by Elbe Coetzee, anthropologist and author of Craft Art in South Africa opened in 2008. Elbe is the owner and founder of the Mogalakwena Craft Village in Limpopo where she works with a team of embroiderers, beaders, weavers and sculptors. The work of these artists is on display together with specialist exhibitions very often focused on the work of women. The gallery is part of the Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation, which works towards economic upliftment to a variety of communities. The 2nd floor is dedicated to works created by craft artists of the foundation.

  • Heath Nash

    Recycles plastic bottles into beautiful contemporary homeware. Traditional South African craft skills plus re-used waste materials become spectacular lights.

  • Noordhoek Farm Village

    Soak up country charm under shady oaks. Shopping, art, wine, dining and accommodation for routine relaxation or special occasions.

  • 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