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Sunday, November 19, 2023



(Above: Andrew Walford handles one of his most popular items. Pic supplied)

Acclaimed Zen potter Andrew Walford will hold his Christmas Open Day on Sunday, December 3, 2023, from 08h30 to 17h00.

From jumbo wall tiles to sushi platters, tea or coffee chawan, gin or whisky guinomi, exquisite porcelain bowls, vases and cheese platters. You will find them all waiting here. Nshongweni weavers will have Isithebe mats and bead items. Teas, coffee, Christmas mince pies and lemon juice are available.

Parking is at the usual site opposite the entrance but it is possible to drive up, if needed.

“We look forward to meeting old friends and new art lovers”, say Andrew and his wife, Leanda.

You can also buy directly off -  or gift pots to friends around the country. 

Is the art of throwing a pot on your bucket list?

Now you have the chance. Every Sunday going forward, Andrew will be holding morning "Clay Play" lessons, from 09h00 to 15h30, to teach you to throw a pot or bowl and learn brushwork techniques.

Already a potter? Come and get in-depth tuition on pottery problems you may have encountered along the way.

Cost R1,000 per person (max 5 people per group).

R500 deposit to secure your place.

Email Leanda at or phone 082 794 7796

to book your place.

Or visit


Shongweni Studio Directions:

Take Shongweni exit off N3 freeway and follow signs for 8kms to B9 in the Shongweni Valley M551 Continuation of Kassier Road.

(1km past Shongweni Farmers Market)

Andrew's Number: (076) 500 3610

Leanda's Number: (082) 794 7796