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.
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.
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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