Welcome to the pottery

Situated on the world’s best right-hand point break. The Pottery has always been surf-inspired and we are very happy to have the opportunity to bring a creative spot to Jeffreys Bay.

We inspire to bring an experience like no other in J-bay. We are a family-run business and work hard to make every customer feel special and feel a part of the family. A cool atmosphere to unwind and get into the grove of this special surf village.

Along with the painting one is spoilt for choice with awesome surf brand stores, healthy deli meals and locally roasted coffee.

WONKI WARE

Inspired by the vibrant, warm spirit of Africa; Wonki Ware is a trendsetting world leader in handmade pottery. This proudly South African business was founded by creator and entrepreneur Di Marshall, in the Garden Route town of George, over twenty years ago. Wonki Ware Pottery is now internationally recognised and endorsed by celebrity chefs such as Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver and actress Cindi Crawford.

The Wonki Ware collection includes timeless and classic tableware, and colourful decorative items. Their extensive catalogue includes dinnerware including elegant Etoshas, serving platters, jugs, mugs, bowls, tiny ramekins and salt dishes. To this day, every single item is made by hand. The potters use clay sourced from the Eastern Cape and each piece of pottery passes through the hands of at least 14 individual artisans on its journey from wheel, to kiln and finally to the table.

Wonki Ware now has a team of 100 skilled potters working in their Garden Route factory. Many of the staff are from disadvantaged backgrounds. Each craftsperson embraced Di Marshall’s passion for pottery to become a skilled artisan. By empowering young South Africans to develop their creative skills, this home-grown business has thrived against the odds.
Wonki Ware Pottery inspires creativity and continues to have its own ‘perfectly imperfect’ character and unique charm.

PLATE PAINTING – LET’S GET CREATIVE

Enjoy a creative adventure by designing your very own Wonki Ware plate. Artists of all ages and abilities enjoy choosing from our selection of fun ceramics items and getting crafty with paints and brushes. You can enjoy our healthy menu items while you paint.

  1. Select an item from our shelves. We have a range of handmade Wonki Ware bisque pottery items and themed ceramics including side plates, dinner plates, mugs, bowls, platters and trinket dishes.
  2. Take a seat in our café and enjoy a double thick smoothie.
  3. Our staff will deliver a box of vibrant paints as well as brushes, stencils and pencils. Dip your brush into some paint  and let your imagination run wild.
  4. Watch our artisans at work. The potters dip and glaze the bisqueware at the store and fire the pottery in our own kilns.
  5. We will contact you within five days to collect your masterpiece. Make sure you have signed or photographed your item. It might be worth money someday!

From Small items to big items, our prices range from R150 to R600. All paints and firing is inclusive. Due to the delicate and sometimes unpredictable nature of clay and the imperfectly perfect nature of this natural raw material, different items respond differently to the glazing and firing process. Cracks occasionally occur, and sometimes make the pieces even more beautiful! Relish the blemish!

Contact Us

Get In Touch Anytime!

Email Address

jbay@thepottery.co.za

Call Us

0760132874

Visit Us

The Pottery @ Jeffreys Bay

Trading Hours

Come Visit us!

Monday to Friday
9:00 – 16:00

Saturday
09:00 – 15:00

Sundays & Public Holidays
09:00 – 15:00

Christmas and Boxing Day
Closed