In the scenic Groenfontein Valley between Calitzdorp and the majestic Swartberg Mountains in the Klein Karoo, Clementina van der Walt and Albie Bailey have set up a gallery and studio on the farm Kraaldoring.
The gallery hosts several exhibitions a year, and the working studio is often the hub for workshops such as ceramics, painting, writing and other activities. Accommodation for participants is in two restored cottages, with more accommodation on neighbouring farms.
Clementia Ceramic's Studios:
Our spacious and light-filled studio, overlooking the harbour and mountains, is in an industrial building in Woodstock. Clementina van der Walt and her two assistants, Sandile Cele and Adonis N’sele Mumpango work in the ceramic section. Vienie McShane assists Clementina with orders, correspondence, social media and sales. Partner in the studio is Albie Bailey who co-ordinates the running and administration of the studio. The space is also shared with Peta Becker of Projekt and several other creative individuals.
The Clementina Ceramics Shop:
Run by Godet Kamunga, specialises in ceramics by Clementina van der Walt and various leading South African ceramists, complemented by other designer crafts.