Friday, May 15, 2015

Capturing the Moments in My Studio

I’m often delighted when visitors capture scenes from my studio, depicting my all too familiar space, through their eyes... literally seeing the studio through different lenses. It reminds me how much I treasure this sacred space…my studio! Recently Miss Moss and Monya Eastman visited my studio in Woodstock. Snapping away and chatting over coffee, they captured the essence of my studio, the visual charm and the inspiration that makes up this creative space. Together the two compiled a beautiful article for Miss Moss’sblog, describing the mood, my work and the general atmosphere also portraying magnificent images that would inspire any artist. Photos by Miss Moss

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Autumn Feasts & Easter Treats

Once again Easter is round the corner and the Karoo has many beautiful autumn treasures scattered along its landscape. New buds are popping up everywhere and the valley is green once more! The Groenfontein valley is my sanctuary, my go to place, for peace, for quiet, for  inspiration. At this time of year, the light glows golden as the sun moves gently through the shady Gum trees that canopy over our old rickety rooftops and illuminates the land as it descends over the mountains and filters through the sky over the dusty farm roads. The golden autumn sun…Could one find anything more beautiful than this in the Klein Karoo? I find such joy in the pleasures that simple farm life offers and I am always delighted to share it with anyone who comes to visit or who pops in to say hi. 

Please do pop in at the gallery/studio to see my latest work, or for a little chat or even a cup of tea! We are here for a few days and would love you to visit. It's best to email or whatsapp  me beforehand if you are coming out specially, just in case we are out and about. Our gallery is approximately 11km out of Calitzdorp.

Kraaldoring Gallery open daily (except Good Friday) from today until Saturday 11th April from 11am - 4pm 0829250871

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Make it a date - Thursday Late!

We are inviting our friends and followers to Thursday Late, 19 March 2015, where we will be opening our shop for extended hours, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. This is an excellent opportunity for browsing the many interesting shops that the Old Biscuit Mill has to offer like Clementina Ceramics, Heartworks, Quirky Me and many more... We will also be serving a complimentary glass of wine in our store. Please pop in and say hi. We would love to see you!


Monday, February 23, 2015

African Design in all it's Glory

Southern Guild are renowned  internationally for their world class shows of South African art. Guild Design Fair is a show that opens this Wednesday, at the Lookout at The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, and will run till 1 March 2015.
For this show, I played around with some quirky characters, but also tried to keep the ceramics as "raw" as possible.

I also have work on show at Artisan, Passion & The Still Life. This is another one of Southern Guild's shows, at their new Cape Town gallery. It opens on 27 Feb and runs until April 2015.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Take a Walk Down Memory Lane at the Antiques Art & Design Expo

Nothing can replace an antique and this year's Antiques Art & Design Expo has a great mix of some exquisite pieces of antique art and furniture on show. The Lookout provides a great open space, providing natural light to showcase different collectors, galleries and artists and is centrally located within walking distance to the V & A Waterfront. The surrounding views are an added bonus to this outing at the sea.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hennie Meyer at My Table

My dear friend and fellow ceramicist, Hennie Meyer visited the studio yesterday. He was filled with excitement as he unpacked his latest work, explaining the processes, glazes and techniques he has recently explored. 

His new work was met with great interest and enthusiasm as we all listened to him and sampled the work over lunch. 

We are thrilled that Hennie has already given us some pieces of his new work to sell in our shop at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. 

For more information or to order please email us or visit our website

Friday, January 16, 2015

Red Hot and rearing to go for Valentine's Day

I thought having a competition would be a fun way to start off the year and what better way to celebrate Valentine's day than to give one of my "colour me bright" plates away! The competition runs from 14 Jan 2015 - 14 Feb 2015. It entails one to follow me on Facebook by liking my page, sharing the competition post, liking it and leaving a comment! 

Please find me on Facebook and enter. Who knows, you might just be the lucky winner!