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Address: 8 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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David Schlapobersky and Felicity Potter

Bukkenburg Pottery Studio &...

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 African studio potters, who have been working together in the tradition of high temperature, reduction-fired stoneware and porcelain since 1973.

Visitors are welcome to the studio and gallery in the delightful grounds of the Heritage House, 'Bukkenburg', bordering the Drostdy Museum Complex.

A wide-ranging selection of work is on display in the gallery. Packing and shipping service guarantees reliable delivery to any destination.

Exhibitions, Open Studio Weekends, commissions and special personalised workshops for small groups.

This home studio can be seen at almost any time; they will even open up after hours.

To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to call ahead if travelling from afar.

Made by hand in Swellendam - the Historic Heart of the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa

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The team at Augusta de Mist insisted that we visit the pottery studio and we are so glad we did. We are telling all our friends of the magic created by Bukkenburg!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lichtenstein, Germany
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Lichtenstein, Germany
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The team at Augusta de Mist insisted that we visit the pottery studio and we are so glad we did. We are telling all our friends of the magic created by Bukkenburg!

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David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this review

Dear Birgit Thank you for your kind comments, we're both delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our studio at Bukkenburg while in Swellendam recently. With best wishes David and Felicity More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Some beautiful pots to choose from. Loved the colours. Interesting garden and bird life which the owners obviously enjoy too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Spotting the Bukkenberg Pottery sign, we walked down to visit. Set in a lovely peaceful garden, the Bukkenberg Studio proved to be a lovely surprise on our visit to Swellendam. The items available range in colour and size, with specialities being large urns and stunning glazing. There is something for everyone! David Schlapobersky personally showed us the studio. I highly... More 

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David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your visit and your kind comments. We hope to see you this way again soon. Best wishes David and Felicity More 

New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Stopped in here for the pottery but the garden really steals the show. The pottery is beautiful, all handmade in beautiful glazes and shapes.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Lovely selection of unique pottery ware with some large urns that draw the eye. If you love pottery, you will be impressed by this studio.

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David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your visit and comments Tony, we really do appreciate this kind of feedback! With best wishes David More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

David took time out on Sunday morning to patently teach my youngsters to throw pots on a wheel. Beautiful selection of pottery on sale

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Thank Graham S
David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments Graham, the pots that your children made will be fired quite soon I hope. We're preparing now for a few glaze firings and the pots will be fired together with ours. Look forward to seeing you all again Best wishes David More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

We had a great time looking round this fabulous pottery. Some amazing items too long to mention. But I fell in love with the blue pottery bird bath really beautiful. Just too big to bring back on the plane. Well worth a visit if you are visiting this area.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

I often include a visit to the Bukkenburg studio and garden when passing through the town. I first check my group's interest in ceramics and then make the call. Recent guest have been amazed at the beautiful work produced by the team. The ambience obviously also helps in the inspiration. David is also a great wildlife and nature photographer and... More 

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Thank Topnotchted
David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review Topnotched, we really do appreciate your interest and comments. It was good to see you again last week, off duty and with your wife. Wishing you both all the best, David and Felicity More 

SWELLENDAM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

A wonderful visit to a pottery studio in what must be one of the most beautiful gardens in the town. Wonderful display of pottery and ceramics in a cool studio in the garden all overlooked by- and offering fantastic views of-the magnificent Langeberg Mountains. A soul refreshing experience. The potter is on hand to discuss and share with you. They... More 

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David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments Harry P, and we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the studio and gallery. More 

Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

It's amazing what's created by the artist. Wonderful colours, nice shapes for vases, cups, mugs. It was a privilige to walk round in the showroom.

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David S, Owner at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our studio and wish you a wonderful trip through our country. Best wishes, David S More 

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