Mid-winter greetings from Bukkenburg Pottery Studio in Swellendam
In this winter newsletter we will be showing some of our ongoing activities here in Swellendam including:
– New and ongoing work in the studio, completing outstanding orders and preparing fresh and exciting new pots, for display in our gallery in the coming spring.
– Upcoming valuation days with Strauss & Co, on 13 and 14 July.
– A link to the video of our slideshow with commentary on ClayChat, showing a photo record of our journey over the past 48 years.
– Feedback on the launch of David’s brother John’s book ‘When They Came For Me – The Hidden Diary Of An Apartheid Prisoner’, including links to videos of the virtual launch and recent interviews.
Strauss & Co – Valuation Days in SWELLENDAM
This year’s Valuation Days will be a bit different to previous events in that Vanessa and Ian from Strauss & Co will take bookings to visit people at their homes to view the items that they would like valued.
Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 July
Booking is essential
Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, Gallery & Guest Cottage
8 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam
and at the homes of people who would like to have their items valued at home.
To Book an Appointment:
Please phone Vanessa – 072 445 4717
A short while back we were invited by Rika Herbst to prepare a slideshow with commentary for ClayChat, covering our 48 years of working together.
A video of that slideshow is now at this link: CLICK HERE
‘When They Came For Me –
The Hidden Diary Of An Apartheid Prisoner’
For those who missed the online launch and want to see some of it, and those who would like to see it again, here are the various YouTube links, and video links to other interviews with John about the book:
Video recording of the live streamed book launch event:
Video replay of the Daily Maverick Webinar: John Schlapobersky in conversation with Judge Dennis Davis:
Video of the interview with John Schlapobersky on ‘Die Groot Ontbyt’ on Kyknet:
Radio 702 Podcast – John Schlapobersky in conversation with Gushwell Brooks:
The book is now generally available and is published by Jonathan Ball Publishers in South Africa and Berghahn Books in the UK.
Accommodation at the Studio.
Our self-catering guest cottage, shown above, is available for an overnight stay or longer, pictures and details are on the Accommodation page of this website.
COVID-19 protocols are in place.
Winter is a special season in our part of the world, with spectacular landscapes – mountains, farmlands, and so much more ..!
Our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram have become essential tools in our working and social lives.
Please visit and ‘like’ our Social Media links:
Facebook Studio Page
Facebook – Bukkenburg Pottery
Facebook Accommodation Page
Facebook – David
We now have a new e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please add it to your address books, the old one will be phased out over time.
Our next ‘Potter’s Lunch and Open Studio’ is likely to take place towards the end of September – details will follow
The studio, gallery and garden are open and working daily, and visitors are welcome.
Please call ahead if travelling from afar, just to be sure that we’re here and available on the day.
COVID-19 protocols are in place.
Wishing you all the best in good health and safety – please take care.
David and Felicity
Bukkenburg – Swellendam
July – 2021
WhatsApp: +27 (0) 82 342 5453