The twice yearly Potters Market on Rondebosch Common, with over 60 ceramic stalls, is the showcase of who’s who in the pottery world and their beautiful wares; some art, some functional, many both and all strikingly original!
Described in a comment by jinjinjewellery on the Lonely Planet review about the Potters Market, it’s a “huge meeting of the ceramic clan with vast variety of wares. Cognoscenti, including all the gallery owners, get there early. Incredible buys on seconds. You will never be tempted to buy cheap mass produced china again. Your food never tasted as good as it does out of a work of art.”
jinjin summed it up perfectly and if you want the best bargains and fabulous Christmas presents, get there when it opens at 8am and stay until it closes at around 2pm. There are several healthy lunch stalls (join the queue for delicious falafels), and it’s a jolly mingling of Cape people enjoying the varied creations of talented local artists.
This organisation represents 500 potters countrywide, with 200 in the Western Cape – a real hotspot of talent! Ceramics SA have another event coming up from 25 November to 8 December, with a Regional Exhibition of ceramics at the Great Cellar on the Alphen Estate.
When: 17 Nov 2012
Where: Rondebosch Park, cnr Sandown and Campground Roads
Dogs: welcome if on a leash (but keep wagging tails away from ceramics stalls!)
More info: Ceramics SA events page or call Ralph 021 671 6139
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