• Church Street

    First stop on this bustling strip is The Gallery Shop. It’s owned by Lorin Strieman who has an unfailing eye for beautiful and orginal hand made goodies – jewellery, accessories, artefacts made mainly by women’s groups from South Africa and Africa.  The rest of the street has a great mix of art galleries and street traders amongst them queen of the vintage vendors, Brenda Scarrett, who for years ran the much loved Second Time Around shop in Long Street (still in business btw!). Find her on the corner of Long and Church Streets, at her stall selling Cape collectables and memorabilia. On the same corner, pop into MeMeMe established by Doreen Southwood and across the road Mungo and Jemima, owned by Kirsty Bannerman and Marian Park-Ross, both super spots for proudly South African and stylish fashion from local designers. Further down Long St, itself dotted with funky fashion outlets, you’ll find the African Women Craft Market.  As the name suggests it’s a cornucopia of beaded, woven, painted and sculpted craft. Three stories of meandering indoor market filled with a rainbow of baskets, bracelets, boots and pretty much every accessory known to womankind. And if you’ve got the time there are Read more [...]

  • 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.

  • The African Queen Studio

    The African Queen Studio is a small creative business that specialises in creating unique high quality handmade products like chandeliers and lamps, using natural materials. Presently the African Queen Studio design team is inspired by dried Jacaranda seedpods.

  • 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.

  • Carrol Boyes

    Since she started producing tableware in 1989, Carrol Boyes has become a local and international art icon fulfilling her childhood dream to become a sculptor. Her headquarters is in Rose St but her huge range of pewter, stainless steel, chrome and aluminium products are mainly produced at her workshops in Limpopo. Carrol has a particular passion for the betterment and welfare of people in the community and workplace.

  • 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.

  • Iziko Groot Constantia

    Groot Constantia dates back to 1685, when the land was granted to Simon van der Stel. It is the oldest wine-producing estate in South Africa. The Manor House, with its exhibition of furniture, paintings, textiles, ceramics, brass, and copperware, provides an insight into the life of a successful 18th to late 19th century Cape farmer. The original Cloete Cellar, which hosts the Wine Museum and where the world-famous sweet wines of Constantia were made, exhibits wine storage and drinking vessels from antiquity to the early 20th century. Panel, object and archaeological displays give an overview of Groot Constantia from the past to present, including slavery on the estate. A carriage collection on the farm is exhibited in the coach house that forms part of the Jonkershuis complex. Groot Constantia Estate, Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia, Cape Town 7806 Open daily 10h00 to 17h00 Closed Workers’ Day and Christmas Day Tel: +27 (0)21 795 5140

  • Barnard Gallery

    Barnard was founded in 2010 by owner and director Christiaan Barnard and represents emerging and mid career contemporary artists from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Europe. The gallery has presented a number of significant solo exhibitions by its represented artists whose works have also been included in group shows at significant museums and institutions including amongst others IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Zeitz MOCCA, Cape Town; Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon; Pratt Institute, New York; Foto Museum, Antwerp; BOZAR, Brussels, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome; Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice and The Center for Book Arts, New York. The gallery regularly participates in local and international art fairs. To date these have included: Cape Town Art Fair (2013-2020); 1-54: Contemporary African Art Fair, New York (2019); AKAA: Also Known as Africa, Paris (2017-2018); START, London (2018); VOLTA, Basel (2018); FNB Joburg Art Fair (2012-2018); VOLTA, New York (2017) and 1-54: Contemporary African Art Fair, London (2016-2017). Barnard has an active publishing programme – an initiative aiming to further explore and support the work and careers of the gallery’s stable of artists through the medium of the book. To date these limited-edition publications have been added to the library collections of the University Read more [...]