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World class art in a sublime garden setting

David and Felicity have developed a wonderful business in a quiet corner of Swellendam. Their... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Leonard S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Very talented and lovely people... warm and welcoming. Children from USA purchased a vase of almost... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2018
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David Schlapobersky and Felicity Potter Bukkenburg Pottery Studio & Guest Cottage A profusion of superb pots in a breath-taking environment! An open, working pottery studio in the historic heart of Swellendam. David and Felicity are prominent South...more
8 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1644
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Ornamental rather than functional and very old fashioned style. Not a lot of enthusiasm from the owner / person there....

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

After visiting the museum we stopped off at the pottery studio. I loved the pieces on display and seeing the working studio. Peaceful and tranquil surroundings. If there was a hammock I probably would have parked off for an hour or so. Unfortunately David was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

David and Felicity have developed a wonderful business in a quiet corner of Swellendam. Their pottery, the large, the huge and the small are superb and have an international reputation. Well worth a visit and if they're not present it means they're on an errand...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Leonard S
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Sadly there was no-one around to speak to us when we visited. The visit was great however and we enjoyed the garden and pottery.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sxp3955
David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Hello and thank you for your comment. Sorry to have missed your visit, but glad that you found the studio open and could enjoy our work and environment. Best wishes David and Felicity

Reviewed January 7, 2018

Very talented and lovely people... warm and welcoming. Children from USA purchased a vase of almost a meter tall and David packed it and shipped it and it arrived in brilliant condition. 12 years ago we purchased our very first piece of pottery in South...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank nancywim
Reviewed December 10, 2017

Here we bought our souvenirs for family and friends. And we kept one beautiful bowl for ourselves! The pottery is well worth a visit and the garden is beautiful, too. You can look around and browse with no problems at all.More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ooijen
David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Hello and thank you for your kind comments. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable visit to our studio and gallery, and trust that you will enjoy the rest of your holiday in this part of the world. With best wishes David...More

Reviewed June 15, 2017

Had a surprisingly great experience with my two little children at the pottery workshop. I wish I could come again to enjoy creating something personal while sharing quality time with my family

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

Beautiful, high quality pottery in a wonderful garden setting. If you have not been to one of the garden lunches you have something to look forward to.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank TheAfricanExplorer
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

I don't know much about pottery but was incredibly impressed by what I learnt and saw. The work on display was stunning and we ended up buying a gorgeous vase. The surroundings are also beautiful and tastefully decorated with wonderful pieces.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed February 25, 2017

The showroom did not have much to offer but we still managed to spend some money. Their pieces just fly off th shelves so you have to time it right but he will always take commissions

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank claire09092016
David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2017

Thanks so much for your visit Claire and your comments here. Trust that the rest of your trip has been enjoyable and refreshing. Best wishes David

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August 26, 2018|
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Response from David S | Property representative |
Hi there, and thank you for your note. Yes, we do offer workshops by arrangement. We'd need to know something about your group, such as number of people, any with experience, duration i.e. an hour or two or longer, any... More
March 1, 2018|
Response from David S | Property representative |
Hi there, yes, we should be here. Please call ahead just to make sure: 082 342 5453 Look forward to meeting you. Best wishes David