Art lovers are spoilt for choice with a multitude of artists having made the town their home, and which not only exhibit and sell their art, but also offer workshops and classes.
I am inspired by people, music and nature, these aspects all give me the ingenuity to be creative in oil, pastel, and pen and ink. I have been a student at the Arteographic Artschool for 12 years. I love the challenge it brings to follow specific instructions according to a client’s guidance. It gives me great pleasure to see how much joy my work gives others.
AlnaPottery Studio has recently moved to Porterville at the end of 2020. I have been a potter for more than 38 years. As a creator of bespoke decorative and functional ceramic items, I produce unique work that is handmade and not mass produced. I am a regular at the bi-annual Potters Market in Rondebosch and have traded at many markets over the years. I also make items to order.
I have a home studio where I teach pottery classes as well as present workshops in many craft disciplines. I have taught adults, children, mentally disabled students and blind students.
You are welcome to call me on 0835382644 to arrange an appointment to visit my studio.
Andre du Toit
Andre du Toit is a local artist and ceramicist that creates stunning ceramics and painted portraits.
If you would like to visit his studio, feel free to give him a call and arrange it to go see his lovely work. Call to arrange and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in his beautiful garden with the artist himself.
We have a selection of One Day Workshops ranging from beginner to advanced level run from our studio on the property, including jewellery, cooking, water colour painting, soap making and ceramic workshops. Enjoy step-by-step tuition from Monique and other artists in a fun and relaxed surrounding. One Day Workshops make a perfect gift idea.
As a born and bred Bolander and former inhabitant of Redelinghuys I grew up appreciating and loving nature in all its facets. Thereafter I spent time in Namibia and all the “earthy” influences have helped develop a keen sense of flowers, Afrikaner, indigenous portraits, and figure painting. Being an inquisitive person I’m always looking for the detail to best express deep and rich coloration in my art.
Having attended various art workshops I’m not averse to dabbling in various mediums.
In receiving commissions from friends and clients, I try my best to timeously, and with as much creativity as possible reflect my unique brand of art on each and every piece I deliver.
Having been a forensic investigator i analyze and determine beforehand the best possible way of enriching each and every canvas I produce.
The Mosaic House
The Mosaic House in Porterville has established itself as one of the most popular things to do in Porterville for tourists. People drive from all over to visit the Mosaic House and to meet Christel, the artist. Did you know Christel does not only do mosaic, she paints also under the name Manzi. Be sure to check out her art collection, maybe one of them will find the perfect spot in your house on that blank wall.
My sculptural wooden vessels and bowls are created using a traditional lathe and gouges combined with contemporary carving techniques. I work almost exclusively with green wood, allowing the drying process to give the bowl or vessel its final form. The organic nature of this process sometimes results in shapes and surface textures impossible to create with tools alone. Surface embellishments such as the Japanese scorching technique Yakisugi add to the texture of the vessels. All the timber used to make my vessels are sustainably sourced, often as part of an alien eradication program.
“My work has a strong individual touch. Carefully handmade, mostly once-off pieces with attention to detail.
With very little interference, I merely act as a guide, allowing my medium to take the shape it was meant to be. Whether it is a bowl, a jug or a platter, I am honoured to be a part of the new life forming under my hands.” – Ronel Bakker Ceramics
Driefontien farm , Porterville, 6810
Tel: 076 884 1727