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13 April 2017
Sarah Walters Gallery is open
Sarah Walters Gallery is open
Corner of Wheelan Street and Main Street Newlands Village, Cape Town (opp Hazz Coffee Shop) Opening Hours Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4.30 pm Saturday 10 am - 12pm
13 March 2017
BBC Great Pottery Throwdown show
FYI - currently being shown on BBC2 every Thursday evening
22 November 2016
John Ellis - John the Potter
We wish John all the best in his recovery following the accident after the Potters Market on Saturday. We wish Cromwell's family (John's business partner) our condolences for his tragic death in this horrible accident.
08 November 2016
Sasha Wardell Workshops
We thank CSA for the opportunity to sponsor the porcelain and stain for these wonderful workshops taking place around the country. We hope that the participants will enjoy the porcelain and have fun at the worshops.
20 October 2016
Bryan Haden sadly has passed away
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to another well known and well loved master potter Bryan Haden. Bryan passed away last weekend at age 86. Our thoughts go to his family and friends.
01 September 2016
A sad goodbye to Terry Reinders
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one our communities great leaders Mr Terry Reinders who passed away suddenly last week. Terry has been a tower in our industry for 40 years and we are saddened that he has passed on. Our thoughts go to his family and friends and to many of the potting community at this time.
11 May 2016
New Amaco layering webpage
See loads of examples of glaze layering with Amaco products. www.amaco.com/layering
26 April 2016
Amaco Test Tile Tuesdays
Sign up for their weekly Tuesday ideas of visit their facebook page or twitter and get the latest news.
14 March 2016
Goodbye Anton
Goodbye Anton
It is with great sadness that we inform everyone that Anton van der Merwe passed away this weekend at his home in Hogsback.
04 March 2016
Water Etching for subtle texture - AMACO
Add subtle texture and designs to your ceramics with water etching. Also called water erosion, this technique uses a resist like shellac, acrylic medium, or wax on bone-dry ware. Click on the image below to see the steps and watch the video.
19 February 2016
A more colorful way to Mishima
A more colorful way to Mishima
More colorful Mishima Mishima, also known as Inlay, is a great technique for creating graphic imagery on clay. Watch the short video below to see how to add colored background to your Mishima pieces. Click on the video below to see how this technique works!!
11 December 2015
Staff Party December 2015
Staff Party December 2015
What a great dedicated team!
29 November 2015
Andile Dyalvane of Imiso Ceramics takes delivery of his new shuttle kiln
Andile Dyalvane of Imiso Ceramics takes delivery of his new shuttle kiln
12 November 2015
Avoiding Clogs in your Underglaze Applicator
In the AMACO class studio we use underglaze applicators every day. Sometimes the thin metal tip can get clogged. Watch this short video to find out how we avoid the clogs.
21 October 2015
Amaco Test Tile Tuesday
Amaco Test Tile Tuesday
This week, we are bringing you some tiles on which we fired the low-fire Crystaltex glazes (typically a cone 05 colorful spotted glaze series) all the way up to CONE 3. The effect is this lovely, fluid mutlicolor glaze that changes depending on which glaze you choose. How will they look at Cone 5? More fluid? Remember to always stilt your work or use soft brick when testing glazes outside of their firing range! Happy Testing! These CTL's in order from closest to furthest are CTL-9 Snapdragon, CTL-12 Mardi Gras, and CTL-71 Purple Blaze.
14 October 2015
St.Agnes extra mural art classes - A BIG THANK YOU
Dear Cape Pottery Supplies team Bella and I just wanted to say thank you so much again for your very generous donation of clay to our art project at At.Agnes in Woodstock, as well as firing all the work for us. It was a huge success and the classes were so much fun with the kids producing some beautiful ceramics. I have attached here a document with some photos of the classes as well as the final installation of the tiles. Thank you again for the support, with deep appreciation Daniella and Bella
25 September 2015
Paul Pepworths new shuttle kiln arrived in New Zealand
01 September 2015
Amaco layering
Amaco layering
Learn more about layering Amaco glazes.
05 June 2015
AMACO SATIN MATTE GLAZES IN STOCK
AMACO SATIN MATTE GLAZES IN STOCK
Lead Free Cone 5-6 Satin Matte Mid/High Fire Glazes for Bisque
05 June 2015
Teachers Palette
Teachers Palette
These new Cone 05 gloss glaze series were made with Teachers in mind. They are fully intermixable, and fire true to the colour in the jar or what you mix. Being able to mix your own colours means less colours you need to buy.
13 May 2015
The Versatility of Amaco Velvets
The Versatility of Amaco Velvets
12 May 2015
SNAPSCAN PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE
22 April 2015
PDF link to layering Amaco glazes
PDF link to layering Amaco glazes
10 March 2015
Delivery of Urchin Arts second 50 cu.ft. two car trolley kiln
Delivery of Urchin Arts second 50 cu.ft. two car trolley kiln
05 February 2015
The digital flipping book 2015 AMACO catalog is now on the website.
23 January 2015
Zikulise - a look inside our organisation
You will see that our heart’s desire at Zikulise is to make a difference in the lives of ordinary South Africans who find themselves in the unenviable position of being unemployed and in many cases unemployable. We invite you to page through and read at your leisure. Most of all, we invite you to join with us on our journey towards a country where unemployment is no longer considered a national crisis.
09 January 2015
New SA STAMPS South African ceramic vessels – a rich tradition from the earth
New SA STAMPS South African ceramic vessels – a rich tradition from the earth
This set of stamps, illustrated with photographs by Sascha Lipka, will be issued on 13 November 2014. They feature the following ceramics, held in the collections of Iziko Museums of South Africa, Cape Town
30 October 2014
Potters Choice Glazes layered with Celadon Glazes
Potters Choice Glazes layered with Celadon Glazes
Endless possibilities from Amaco
30 October 2014
AMACO VELVETS
AMACO VELVETS
17 September 2014
Moving a ceramic studio
Moving a ceramic studio
Our driver Fezile assisting Cherie Kossmann move her pottery equipment using our crane truck.
05 September 2014
Amaco on Facebook Twitter etc
Amaco on Facebook Twitter etc
Potters Choice glazes on Facebook and Twiter and You Tube
25 May 2014
Latest CCDI newsletter
Handmade Collection on 'pause' for 2014 How design thinking transformed SARS Interview with Paul Duncan Recommened Book. Cognitive Surplus Creativity at Cape's Design Indaba Designing water supplies for Oudtshoorn Shop of the month - CasBah Product of the month - Madame Luna candle Handbag Product styling & installations - Sue Heathcock
25 October 2013
Mervyn Gers Ceramics growing capacity
Mervyn Gers Ceramics growing capacity
With Cape Town being the Design Capital of the world for 2014, Mervyn Gers Ceramics is amongst the leading potteries gearing up for the exciting year ahead. This 3m3 moving hood kiln seen being almost flown into his factory in Paarden Eiland will signifigantly increase his kiln capacity.
10 March 2013
CPS Montague Garden moved to Killarney Gardens
CPS Montague Garden moved to Killarney Gardens
and we're all in and ready to assist. New telephone number : 021 556 4156
15 August 2012
CLAY AND CERAMIC MATERIAL SUPPLIED BY CPS
CLAY AND CERAMIC MATERIAL SUPPLIED BY CPS
Bohlokoa Studio was awarded Gold for Best Stand at Decorex 2012 while a piece called Black Forest was awarded The Iconic Handmade Piece 2012 South Africa, voted by the public. This won the studio a sponsored stand for Decorex 2013.
09 January 2012
Zelpy Kapula Candles takes delivery of their new equipment
Zelpy Kapula Candles takes delivery of their new equipment
Well-known Kapula Candles (Zelpy)in Bredasdorp has taken delivery of a 300 litre stainless steel blunger and 50 cubic foot trolley kiln supplied with controller and over-temperature controller.
23 November 2011
Delivery of Dragana Jevtovic's new kiln!
Delivery of Dragana Jevtovic's new kiln!
Dragana took delivery of a new 8 cubic foot kiln - here are some pictures of us offloading it at her premises.
01 September 2011
Building a new 25 cubic foot kiln in situ!
Building a new 25 cubic foot kiln in situ!
Spiers Arts - Commercial Street, Cape Town Kiln Contracts built a new 25 cubic foot front loading kiln - built in situ due to lack of access for heavy moving equipment ...........
18 August 2011
David Walters on our Porcelain Supa clay
David Walters on our Porcelain Supa clay
Lovely Clay~ Hi Craig, Below are some low res photos of my most recent restaurant order. There is much more to the order than these plates and dishes, but these are the ones thay chose to send - with the yummy food on! ...........
16 August 2011
New kiln to East London - Art Versatile
New kiln to East London - Art Versatile
Hi Craig and Tracey, I would like to extend my gratitude as well to you and your business. I have since I started doing business with you not regretted having done so because of your efficiency.........
14 April 2011
A new greenfield pottery project for Mpumalanga.
A new greenfield pottery project for Mpumalanga.
Loading of the super-truck with some of the team involved - 118 cubic foot 2 car shuttle kiln, mixers, jiggers, moulds, trolleys etc.
03 December 2010
As close as it gets!
As close as it gets!
This new 10 cubic foot slimline kiln was based on our ever popular 8 cubic foot front loading kiln. Designed to go through a standard door. Capable of firing on single phase 57A or three phase at 19 Amps per phase.
09 November 2010
Terry Reinders Elements
Kiln Contracts has bought the business of making elements from TERRY REINDERS.
22 October 2010
Out with the old - IN with the NEW
Out with the old - IN with the NEW
Barbara Bruce received her new 8 cubic foot gas kiln today and sent out the old Harpers kiln.
12 October 2010
Urchin Art receives the third kiln from Kiln Contracts
Urchin Art receives the third kiln from Kiln Contracts
Michelle Kunze and team of Urchin Art took delivery of their new 25 cubic foot front loading kiln today.
21 September 2010
Informative short video clips
Interesting, informative short videos - take a look.
23 August 2010
ROUND TOP LOADING GLASS FURNACE
ROUND TOP LOADING GLASS FURNACE
Our new glazer furnace to the range
15 June 2010
Claybright's new agent in UK
Claybright's new agent in UK
Brenda van der Berg of The Pottery Shed in Bristol, UK has been appointed as our UK based agent.
18 May 2010
Calcined kaolin - why use it?
SERINAS SNIPPETS Contact person & author of this newsletter: Jenny Jay ATSC. Ph.D. (Chemistry) Marketing Director
25 March 2010
Feathers Ceramics - Bredasdorp gets their new kiln today!
Feathers Ceramics - Bredasdorp gets their new kiln today!
Feathers Ceramics is taking delivery of their new 35 cubic foot kiln and the refurbished 25 cubic foot kiln today.
25 March 2010
Garden Route Potters Association - March Newsletter
We are officially the Garden Route Potters Association, based in George-most of our members live close by but we have members in Knysna, Mossel bay, even Barrydale, can you believe that! (not that Barrydale is part of the garden route- but we dont turn anyone away) We do seem to have gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years and have a really good time together - currently we are about 26 members.
23 March 2010
Kilns coming out of mothballs.
Kilns coming out of mothballs.
Zikulise Community Project, Empangeni KZN has taken over these old kilns and Kiln Contracts staff were there to give a hand.
04 March 2010
Urchin Art receives their new kiln!
Urchin Art receives their new kiln!
Michelle Kunze and staff of Urchin Art take delivery of their new 25 cubic foot front loader.
22 February 2010
David Walters Raku Workshop
David Walters Raku Workshop
Pictures of David hard at work! Workshop held in January 2010 - in searing heat - fun was had by all.
18 December 2009
Serina Snippets Newsletter
Christmas time in Cape Town ...... from Jenny Jay, Serina Trading Trust.
14 December 2009
Glass suite of equipment
Glass suite of equipment
A suite of glass blowing equipment delivered to Franschhoek last week.
02 September 2009
Open Studio Map
Open Studio Map
Calling all open studio potters/ceramicists - here is an opportunity to advertise your studio! Have a look at what has been put together thus far! If you're not on the map you still have the opportunity to get on it!
14 August 2009
Our delivery team
Our delivery team
Adrienne our delivery manageress and Fezile our very capable driver
14 August 2009
Meet the Claybright ladies
Meet the Claybright ladies
Our Claybright ladies are a dedicated team.
14 May 2009
SPRAYING WITH CLAYBRIGHT
Yes you can! Tip : The ideal material for thinning for spraying is the Claybright thinning/ decorating medium.
10 February 2009
Fishing for kilns!
Fishing for kilns!
Moving kilns for customers - one of the services we provide even out of bushes!
02 July 2008
RE-modelled 150 litre blunger
19 June 2008
IMPROVED ELECTRIC POTTERY WHEEL
19 June 2008
IMPROVED UTILITY MIXER
 
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