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Bukkenburg Pottery Studio

8 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1644
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Creative time to spend with my kids

Had a surprisingly great experience with my two little children at the pottery workshop. I wish I... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Lodovico P
A Swellendam highlight

Beautiful, high quality pottery in a wonderful garden setting. If you have not been to one of the... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
TheAfricanExplorer
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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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“urns” (3 reviews)
“glazes” (4 reviews)
“showroom” (2 reviews)
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8 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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+27 28 514 1644
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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

Thank Lodovico P
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.

Thank TheAfricanExplorer
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
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

Thank claire09092016
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

Reviewed 8 January 2017

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

Thank Gill v
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

Thank MontaguBookshop
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

Reviewed 24 November 2016

Stopped in here for the pottery but the garden really steals the show. The pottery is beautiful, all handmade in beautiful glazes and shapes.

Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Lovely selection of unique pottery ware with some large urns that draw the eye. If you love pottery, you will be impressed by this studio.

Thank tonyfrasercross
David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Thanks so much for your visit and comments Tony, we really do appreciate this kind of feedback! With best wishes David

Reviewed 11 August 2016

David took time out on Sunday morning to patently teach my youngsters to throw pots on a wheel. Beautiful selection of pottery on saleMore

Thank Graham S
David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2016

Thanks so much for your comments Graham, the pots that your children made will be fired quite soon I hope. We're preparing now for a few glaze firings and the pots will be fired together with ours. Look forward to seeing you all again Best...More

Reviewed 12 January 2016

We had a great time looking round this fabulous pottery. Some amazing items too long to mention. But I fell in love with the blue pottery bird bath really beautiful. Just too big to bring back on the plane. Well worth a visit if you...More

Thank MANDY305
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