Art in clay. It really is my cup of tea. Whether it’s a pretty Asian noodle bowl, a statue or a huge summer-salad-serving-plate; it will attract my attention. In Franschhoek, for years and years, there is David Walters Ceramics Gallery and Pottery. He, and his daughter Sarah Walters make the most beautiful crockery and art in clay. They are well known in the whole Western Cape (and beyond) and ‘do’ the crockery for big names in hospitality, such as Jordan, Rust & Vrede, Delaire Graff and Leeu Collection (Mr. Singh). I was at the place where it all started – the gallery and atelier – and today I will share my experiences with you, in a photo report.
I like David Walters as a person, but I love his work too: It’s pretty, it’s true craftsmanship, it’s special and it’s unique. The colours are often very much earth colours and it’s such different than what you buy in the shops. I like the crockery his daughter Sarah makes as well. It’s a bit more feminine, fragile and modern, in a way. The prices are very reasonable for art in clay and therefore I would highly recommend you to go there for some serious shopping when you visit Franschhoek. And if it’s not your taste, it’s always nice to see a place where they sell art. The owner is a very nice and warm person and he will gladly show you around in his domaine..
David Walters Pottery and Shop can be found on 24 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek.
The Gallery is open every day from 10 am until 6 pm.
During winter time David Walters’s Gallery is open Thursday until Sunday, and on public holidays.
Click here for the website.
*Note: I have not been asked, paid or invited to write about David Walters Ceramics Gallery. It was my own idea. All images are mine, made with a Canon EOS M3 camera.
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