Category Archives: Bukkenburg Pottery

Potter’s Lunch and Spring Open Studio – 28 September

Garden view at Bukkenburg in spring, looking north towards the Langeberg Mountains.

A warm invitation to our coming Potter’s Lunch and Spring Open Studio in Swellendam

Wheel thrown stoneware vase – 31 cm tall

Our spring open studio begins as usual with a buffet ‘Potter’s Lunch’.
This year it’s on 28th September, just a week after the spring equinox.

Lunch will be served on the veranda and will include fresh local meats and fish from the braai, and a variety of vegetarian dishes including salads and vegetables from the garden.
This will be followed by a selection of delicious desserts -served on our own porcelain and stoneware tableware.

Lunch bookings for the 28th are essential
Please call: 082 342 5453 or e-mail: bukkenburg@sdm.dorea.co.za

Menu and cost will be available soon.
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The gallery has been tidied up and dusted after the extreme winds recently, and is now looking good for the coming spring and summer season with a selection of recently fired work on show and for sale.

The gallery at Bukkenburg
Stoneware lidded casserole

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Accommodation at the studio

Our recently renovated and refurbished guest cottage is available on a self-catering basis for those wanting to stay over in Swellendam on their travels.

The cottage offers luxury accommodation comprising two en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms, kitchen, lounge with wood burning fire, full DSTV package and outdoor veranda.

Please contact us for further details, availability and rates.
For pictures of the cottage please click HERE
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Brown hooded Kingfisher – eating his own lunch in the garden

We hope that some of you will be able to visit the studio and we look forward to welcoming you here.
The studio and gallery are open and working daily and visitors are welcome to browse and enjoy our environment.
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With our best wishes
David and Felicity
Spring – 2019

Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, Gallery & Guest Cottage
8 Hermanus Steyn Street
Swellendam
Tel: 082 342 5453

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Winter in Swellendam

Winter in the Southern Cape – flowering canola fields and the Langeberg Mountains near Swellendam.

Winter in Swellendam –

Some new work and the Swellendam Winter School.

It’s an ongoing busy winter in Swellendam, some of the big orders have been fired and shipped, and we also have some new work in the gallery.

Smaller orders and the rest of the bigger pots still to be fired before we can get on with work for the spring and coming summer.

Here are some of new pots:


More pictures of the new pots in a future post and ongoing on our Facebook and Instagram pages.


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Swellendam Winter School

The Swellendam Winter School began last month by running several 3-day and 5-day courses in various disciplines and activities for the three winter months, June to August.

We have held two well-attended 3-day weekend courses since the inception of the Winter School which we’ve called ‘Clay Explorations’ – one in June, the other in July, with a third planned for the weekend of 23 to 25 August.

For details and further info on our August ‘Clay Explorations’ Course including bookings and accommodation options please CLICK HERE

For further information about the Swellendam Winter School, the courses, bookings, accommodation options etc, please CLICK HERE

Here are a few pictures from the first two courses this winter:


We hope to broaden our offerings for next year’s Winter School with more advanced courses for experienced potters looking to enhance their skills.

We’re thinking of an advanced throwing course, and one focused on glazing and firing high temperature reduction-fired stoneware and porcelain.

Details will follow.

Our thanks and appreciation to all those involved in getting this initiative off the ground this winter – organizers, course facilitators and the participants who have come from far and wide.

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Accommodation at the studio

Our recently renovated and refurbished guest cottage is available on a self-catering basis for those wanting to stay over in Swellendam on their travels.

The cottage offers luxury accommodation comprising two en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms, kitchen, lounge with wood burning fire, full DSTV package and outdoor veranda.

Please contact us for further details, availability and rates.
For pictures of the cottage please click HERE

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Please let us know if you would like to be included on our mailing list.
Our e-mail address: bukkenburg@sdm.dorea.co.za

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