Welcome to the pottery

Keep a look out on our social media pages for LIVE MUSIC at the pottery twice a month!

Situated in the heart of the iconic Campsbay beachfront you can find our fourth Pottery store nationwide. The Pottery in Campsday is a must visit destination.

We have designed the place to be an experience like no other. We are a family run business. Every customer will be made feel special and part of the family. Escape the hustle and bustle from the city and come make your soul feel enriched.

From our vibey nightlife to enjoying a tasty cocktail and a delicious meal. Come have fun and laugh along the way. 

Specials

Friday's

Kids under 12 paint half price

Friday

Happy Hour from 5 to 6 pm.
Fridays & Saturdays.

WONKI WARE

Inspired by the vibrant, warm spirit of Africa; Wonki Ware is a trendsetting world leader in handmade pottery. This proudly South African business was founded by creator and entrepreneur Di Marshall, in the Garden Route town of George, over twenty years ago. Wonki Ware Pottery is now internationally recognised and endorsed by celebrity chefs such as Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver and actress Cindi Crawford.

The Wonki Ware collection includes timeless and classic tableware, and colourful decorative items. Their extensive catalogue includes dinnerware including elegant Etoshas, serving platters, jugs, mugs, bowls, tiny ramekins and salt dishes. To this day, every single item is made by hand. The potters use clay sourced from the Eastern Cape and each piece of pottery passes through the hands of at least 14 individual artisans on its journey from wheel, to kiln and finally to the table.

Wonki Ware now has a team of 100 skilled potters working in their Garden Route factory. Many of the staff are from disadvantaged backgrounds. Each craftsperson embraced Di Marshall’s passion for pottery to become a skilled artisan. By empowering young South Africans to develop their creative skills, this home-grown business has thrived against the odds.
Wonki Ware Pottery inspires creativity and continues to have its own ‘perfectly imperfect’ character and unique charm.

PLATE PAINTING – LET’S GET CREATIVE

Enjoy a creative adventure by designing your very own Wonki Ware plate. Artists of all ages and abilities enjoy choosing from our selection of fun ceramics items and getting crafty with paints and brushes. You can enjoy our healthy menu items while you paint.

  1. Select an item from our shelves. We have a range of handmade Wonki Ware bisque pottery items and themed ceramics including side plates, dinner plates, mugs, bowls, platters and trinket dishes.
  2. Take a seat in our café and enjoy a double thick smoothie.
  3. Our staff will deliver a box of vibrant paints as well as brushes, stencils and pencils. Dip your brush into some paint  and let your imagination run wild.
  4. Watch our artisans at work. The potters dip and glaze the bisqueware at the store and fire the pottery in our own kilns.
  5. We will contact you within five days to collect your masterpiece. Make sure you have signed or photographed your item. It might be worth money someday!

From Small items to big items, our prices range from R150 to R600. All paints and firing is inclusive. Due to the delicate and sometimes unpredictable nature of clay and the imperfectly perfect nature of this natural raw material, different items respond differently to the glazing and firing process. Cracks occasionally occur, and sometimes make the pieces even more beautiful! Relish the blemish!

The Shop

We offer a full range of handmade dinnerware by Wonki Ware Pottery, as well as best surf and lifestyle products from local designers and international brands. Our carefully curated range of products reflects our style and emphasises sustainability. We are all about supporting slow fashion and proud South African entrepreneurs. We carry a range of eco-conscious beach, urban and surf labels. Our hand-picked gift collection includes functional, trendy and sustainably made garments by Vissla, Stance, Threads and Juni the Label. We stock high performance botanical skincare by Salt and Stone, and our own range of upcycled adventure backpacks and totes. Our funky Calico tasselled beach brollies are the perfect accessory for enjoying Cape Towns sunshine vibes.

Contact Us

Get In Touch Anytime!

Email Address

campsbay@thepottery.co.za

Call Us

0874700743

Visit Us

The Pottery @ Camps Bay
41 The Drive
Camps Bay
Cape Town
8005

Trading Hours

Come Visit us!

Monday to Thursday
07:30 – 17:00

Friday & Saturday
07:30 – 19:00

Sundays & Public Holidays
07:30 – 17:00

Christmas and Boxing Day
Closed

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