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Saturday, January 21, 2012


(New owner Ingrid Lotter Smith at the entrance to Artisan)

Although January 1, 2012, saw a change of owners at the Artisan Gallery, the ethos and character will remain much the same. Artisan will continue to showcase the very best of South African hand-crafted art.

The new owner is Ingrid Lotter Smith, who is well known in art and educational circles and as a calligrapher. At a time when many businesses and particularly galleries are closing their doors, Ingrid and her husband, the well-known artist John Smith, have a great deal of confidence and pride in the artists of South Africa. World class work is being produced and a gallery such as Artisan brings this work to the attention of the public and tourists.

The work includes the full spectrum from beautifully crafted Zulu ukhamba, the finest in designer silver jewellery, ceramics and porcelain, as well as sculpture, paintings and prints. There is something for everyone in this custom-designed gallery.

Artisan Contemporary Gallery is situated at 344 Florida Road. More information on 031 312 4364 or 083 301 5747, email: or visit