Swellendam Winter School : June to August 2019  
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Warm autumn greetings from us at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio in Swellendam
The Swellendam Winter School kicks off next month with a wide range of 3-day and 5-day courses in various activities and disciplines on offer during the coming winter months.

We are happy to be part of this new initiative and send you this newsletter which has information and some links about the pottery courses that we will be facilitating at the studio this winter.
Our plan is to hold three courses here during the winter months - June, July &  August.


An immersive and enriching experience in a well-equipped working pottery set in a gorgeous country garden.

'The historic heart of Swellendam'


Two 3-day introduction courses
21 to 23 June
19 to 21 July
A light-hearted, informal and fun introduction; tailored for beginners, novices, and even those with some experience - run on the basis of a demonstration/participation workshop.

Details for these two courses including cost, dates etc: 
Click Here

One 5-day course
12 to 16 August

Clay explorations
Playing with Fire - a 5-day workshop exploring aspects of glazing, decoration and reduction firing in an oil-fired kiln.

This will suit those with some experience and who would like to experience some of the process of high temperature reduction firing.

Participants are invited to bring with them a selection of their own bisque-fired stoneware and/or porcelain for inclusion in the process.

Details for this course including cost, dates, bookings etc -
Click Here


  • There is some background information about us and our approach to high temperature, reduction-fired studio pottery on our website.  Click Here
  • For a selection of print articles written about us and our work over the years. Click Here


Further information on all the other courses on offer in Swellendam during the winter including accommodation options etc is available at this link: Swellendam Winter School


Accommodation at the studio

Our recently renovated and refurbished guest cottage is available on a self-catering basis for those wanting to stay over in Swellendam on their travels.

The cottage offers luxury accommodation comprising two en-suite, air-conditioned bedrooms, kitchen, lounge with wood burning fire, full DSTV package and outdoor veranda.

For some pictures of the cottage and environment - 
Click Here

Please contact us for further details, availability and special rates.

We hope that some of you will be able to find something of interest in the program for this year, and that we will see you in and around Swellendam during the coming winter.

The weather in Swellendam during winter is generally mild with glorious light; and in the event of a 'cold snap', we have an excellent gas heater to keep the studio warm.

Feel free to share this e-mail and information with anyone who you think might be interested in what is on offer.

Our thanks and appreciation to the organizers, course facilitators, and all who are working to bring this program to life.

With best wishes,

David and Felicity

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