Proudly Macassar Pottery
Proudly Macassar Pottery
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A township tour in Cape Town should be great for everybody - the visitor should experience connectedness and a contribution to the lives and hearts of real people, and the hosts should feel that they have blessed their visitors with something of Africa's beauty and ingenuity. PROUDLY MACASSAR POTTERY upskills and employs young people who have not finished school. When these youths receive our visitors as part of our TOWNSHIP CLAY EXPERIENCE, guiding them through clay exercises or teaching them how to play the musical instruments we make from clay, we are celebrating humanity. We are connecting the dots. Places and people that have been divided, unite. We all discover beauty in what we thought were unlikely places. This is more than African arts and crafts. It is the craft of living and loving well; the art of doing life together. Proudly Macassar Pottery received the UnLtd SA entrepreneur's award for 2012, and was a finalist in the 2013 Premier's Entrepreneurs Recognition Awards.
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Keith Davidson
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
The products at Macassar pottery are of the finest quality and all hand made. The true beauty of Macassar pottery though is its purpose; the training and upskilling of youth who didn't receive educations. We came in as a university group and Johan gave us a presentation of sorts that was unlike anything I've seen before. He was authentic, incredibly smart and very passionate; his presentation has shifted my entire way of viewing our country. I could not recommend Macassar pottery enough.
Written 9 January 2020
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Dan Roth
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Incredible way to not only learn about the history of Maccassar but to also have a fun time at the same time. The insights of both Johan and John Ross were amazing and something that I feel was something that I can take with me for the rest of my life. Highly recommend, as I want to go back myself.
Written 22 January 2019
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It was a joy to receive you Dan!
Written 23 January 2019
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Austin Wenck
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Business
Look no further for an extremely impactful story which will help change you perspective and motivate you to do more good in your own community!
Written 18 January 2019
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Was a privilege to host you; as always the Marylanders were a fun group!
Written 25 January 2019
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Patrick O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Business
The best kept secret in Cape Town. If you want to know one of the true stories and the common reality of Cape Town and combining that with Fun that will take you back to your childhood. This is a must.

What a day.
Written 19 November 2018
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Hey Patrick! Was so much fun to spend the morning with you!
Written 21 November 2018
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olivialg2010
Silver Spring, MD6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
My experience at Macassar Pottery was like no other. The conversation that was fostered there genuinely and truly changed many of my perspectives on how i approach and communicate with others in this life. Hitting me completely by surprise ,It delved significantly in such depth in such a short period of time, yet all while sensitive to everyone's individual experiences. The imagery of clay and pottery is for much more than creation of art.I would HIGHLY recommend a visit. You will never forget it.
Written 24 January 2017
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And we will never forget you! Thanks for stopping by
Written 25 January 2017
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twhite25
College Park, MD6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
10/10 I enjoyed every minute of my time there and all of the workers made me feel as if i was family.
Written 24 January 2017
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Because you ARE family! thanks for visiting ;-)
Written 25 January 2017
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Jeriwarr
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
Visiting this pottery studio was an eye-opening experience. Its location in a township allows you to see how others in different communities are living. Making the pottery was so much fun, and we were able to hear stories from people of the area along the way. The emphasis on community uplifting is absolutely woven into the core of this social enterprise. I would definitely go back!
Written 18 January 2017
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And you will always be welcome back! Thanks for your support!
Written 19 January 2017
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Julian C
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
I didn't know what to expect when I visited Macassar Pottery but in the end I walked away with a greater understanding of South Africa's history and culture and learned more about myself through the clay modeling activities. If you want to understand the dynamic of South Africa's different communities than no tour will be better than Macassar Pottery. You do not need to be an art and sculpture lover to enjoy this experience.
Written 17 January 2017
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This is the magic of the #soundoftheground at work. Thanks for your kind support!
Written 19 January 2017
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annalee424
Denver, CO10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
This is a great small business that also promotes the wellbeing of the community and the people who live in it. All the pottery is beautiful and completely worth what you pay for, if not more! Make this place a top priority on the places to go while in Cape Town.
Written 17 January 2017
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Thanks so much for visiting - itwas an absolute pleasure hosting you!
Written 19 January 2017
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MelanieBurkeCapeTown
Cape Town, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Business
I have been visiting Macassar Pottery with groups for some years now and it just keeps getting better!
Written 23 October 2016
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Thanks Melanie - you truly champion our work, having built a platform that has connected us with so many great people. Big ups!
Written 25 October 2016
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