The Potter


Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa

Welcome to The Potter

The Potter was established in 1981. Over the years it has grown into a full production studio and shop with kilns firing around the clock. The ware produced ranges from a wide variety of functional ceramics to decorative ware, handmade washbasins and exotic Moroccan pots. 

Individual and unusual orders are also accepted and part of production is exclusive to interior decorators and various shops.

This exciting studio shop has a distinct Mediterranean flavour and also sells olives, olive paste and pickled garlic etc, together with olive serving dishes and amazing olive spoons. It is certainly a delight to visit this creative hive, which is always adding new items to their quality ware.

Tagines, chicken roasters, breadpots, electric fragrance lamps and an exciting range of terra-cotta ware are to be discovered in this Alladin’s treasure trove. This is a working studio where the visitor can view  the decorating and making of the clayware.

The Potter is a rural studio shop which showcases the work of Rudi Botha, an artist who has been shaping clay and fashioning it into an eclectic range of ceramics for more than 40 years.

About the artist, Rudi Botha

A ceramicist with 40 years' experience

After completing his studies at the old Johannesburg Art School in 1978, Rudi worked as an apprentice in Gordon’s Bay with Brian Haden before moving to the Garden Route.

His first studio space was at the old Keurbooms Post Office before he relocated to his N2 studio.

An ardent world traveller, Rudi’s work reflects the various influences in style gleaned from the diverse countries he has visited, but it was the Mediterranean ceramic techniques which had the most profound impact on him almost 30 years ago. He found the Mediterranean style fresh, vividly coloured and a liberating departure from the earthier-toned, wood-fired style which he studied at art school. Certainly his shop echoes a distinctly Mediterranean flavour, with a vast range of functional and decorative pottery.

See our range...

 There is a ‘little something’ in Rudi’s studio shop collection for everyone and The Potter is a must-visit for those exploring the richness of the N2.

You can place orders by email and we courier countrywide.