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Bukkenburg Pottery Studio

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8 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1644
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World class art in a sublime garden setting

David and Felicity have developed a wonderful business in a quiet corner of Swellendam. Their... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leonard S
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Dropped in while walking around

Sadly there was no-one around to speak to us when we visited. The visit was great however and we... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
sxp3955
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Parys, South Africa
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David Schlapobersky and Felicity Potter Bukkenburg Pottery Studio & Guest Cottage A profusion of superb pots in a breath-taking environment! An open, working pottery studio in the historic heart of Swellendam. David and Felicity are prominent South African studio potters, who have been working together in the tradition of high temperature, reduction-fired stoneware and porcelain since 1973. Visitors are welcome to the studio and gallery in the delightful grounds of the Heritage House, 'Bukkenburg', bordering the Drostdy Museum Complex. A wide-ranging selection of work is on display in the gallery. Packing and shipping service guarantees reliable delivery to any destination. Exhibitions, Open Studio Weekends, commissions and special personalised workshops for small groups. This home studio can be seen at almost any time; they will even open up after hours. To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to call ahead if travelling from afar. Made by hand in Swellendam - the Historic Heart of the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa
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8 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

David and Felicity have developed a wonderful business in a quiet corner of Swellendam. Their pottery, the large, the huge and the small are superb and have an international reputation. Well worth a visit and if they're not present it means they're on an errand...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Sadly there was no-one around to speak to us when we visited. The visit was great however and we enjoyed the garden and pottery.

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David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hello and thank you for your comment. Sorry to have missed your visit, but glad that you found the studio open and could enjoy our work and environment. Best wishes David and Felicity

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Very talented and lovely people... warm and welcoming. Children from USA purchased a vase of almost a meter tall and David packed it and shipped it and it arrived in brilliant condition. 12 years ago we purchased our very first piece of pottery in South...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Here we bought our souvenirs for family and friends. And we kept one beautiful bowl for ourselves! The pottery is well worth a visit and the garden is beautiful, too. You can look around and browse with no problems at all.More

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David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hello and thank you for your kind comments. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable visit to our studio and gallery, and trust that you will enjoy the rest of your holiday in this part of the world. With best wishes David...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Had a surprisingly great experience with my two little children at the pottery workshop. I wish I could come again to enjoy creating something personal while sharing quality time with my family

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Beautiful, high quality pottery in a wonderful garden setting. If you have not been to one of the garden lunches you have something to look forward to.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I don't know much about pottery but was incredibly impressed by what I learnt and saw. The work on display was stunning and we ended up buying a gorgeous vase. The surroundings are also beautiful and tastefully decorated with wonderful pieces.

Thank Kathryn G
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

The showroom did not have much to offer but we still managed to spend some money. Their pieces just fly off th shelves so you have to time it right but he will always take commissions

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David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Thanks so much for your visit Claire and your comments here. Trust that the rest of your trip has been enjoyable and refreshing. Best wishes David

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Some beautiful pots to choose from. Loved the colours. Interesting garden and bird life which the owners obviously enjoy too.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Spotting the Bukkenberg Pottery sign, we walked down to visit. Set in a lovely peaceful garden, the Bukkenberg Studio proved to be a lovely surprise on our visit to Swellendam. The items available range in colour and size, with specialities being large urns and stunning...More

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David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thanks so much for your visit and your kind comments. We hope to see you this way again soon. Best wishes David and Felicity

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Hi there, yes, we should be here. Please call ahead just to make sure: 082 342 5453 Look forward to meeting you. Best wishes David
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