The Potters Place teaching studio – New to the Courtyard @ Bright Street Gallery

The Potters Place teaching studio is happy and excited to be Opening its doors in SOMERSET WEST. I have been teaching all things clay related for almost 30 years from my studio in Pretoria. When the opportunity arose for me to expand my business I decided that SOMERSET is the place where I would like to be.

The Courtyard @ The Bright Street Gallery was the perfect fit and everyone has been so helpful and accommodating and I am so thankful for finding this Gem of a place.
The classes I will be teaching will deal with all aspects of clay,

  • HANDBUILDING techniques (pinching, coiling and slabbing)
  • WHEELWORK (utilitarian work as well as altered and assembly pieces)
  • SCULPTURE (figure, animal and abstract)
  • WORKSHOPS will include alternative firing techniques of: RAKU and OBAVRU (beer firing)
  • : MOULD MAKING and SLIPCASTING
  • : DECORATING TECHNIQUES e.g. printing and stamping on clay, bubbling, coloured clays and slip decoration.

I will also be doing tailor made workshops for teambuilding events and parties.

Please have a look at our website/Facebook page/Instagram to see what we have been up to at our Pretoria studio. http://www.the-potters-place

Please have a look at our website / Facebook page / Instagram to see what we have been up to at our Pretoria studio. www.the-potters-place.co.za

Bookings for classes is essential so please phone or send a WhatsApp to Evette 082 573 4645

A great opportunity to invest in art: limited special offers at Essence of the Cape group exhibition.

“My son in law took a beautiful photo of the picturesque Hangklip Mountain here in Pringle Bay and I instantly knew that I had to paint this pic. After finishing it he offered to buy it from me. I had already committed the painting to be marketed by Bright Street Gallery.” – Artist, Doug Phillips

HANGKLIP, PRINGLE BAY, OIL ON CANVAS, 900X1600MM, NOW SELLING AT R11 250
Artist Doug Phillips, with ” Hangklip, Pringle Bay”

Hangklip, Pringle Bay, Oil on canvas, 900x1600mm, now selling at R11 250

Artwork sold in the Essence of the Cape – online auction

Karen Henry Summer Nights Acrylic on board 700x600mm – Sold

Thank you to all the participating artists in the Essence of the Cape group exhibition. Congratulations to Karen Henry with the sale of “Summer Nights”.

The online showcase has been the most viewed post on our website with 1980 views just in the last week!

Therefore Bright Street Gallery will be extending the exhibition till the end of June 2020.

The gallery is open from Tuesday to Friday 09h30 – 16h00 or view the Essence of the Cape – online catalogue online.


Online auction bidding procedure and process:

How to place a bid in the Essence of the Cape online auction on 28-31st May 2020:

  • Click on the Showcase – online catalogue tab on our website to view the Essence of the Cape – group exhibition online catalogue
  • Click on the photo of the artwork and type the amount you would like to bid in the comment window below the artwork.
  • Bids must be higher than the reserve price, this is the price listed in caption above the comment window. Your bid must be higher than that of the previous bidder by at least R50, to qualify as new bid.
  • The Auction starts at 12h00 midday Thursday 28 May 2020 and ends at 12h00 midday on Sunday 31st of May 2020.
  • Please contact the Gallery with any queries or if you would like the gallery to assist you in the bidding process. Email us at brightstreetgallery@gmail.com
  • Price excludes postage. Postage or door-to-door courier can be arranged by the gallery at additional cost.
  • Please note: Sometimes more than 1 person will bid at the same time, so after placing your bid refresh the page to see that your bid is indeed the highest bid.
  • If you don’t intend to buy the item, Please refrain from taking part in the auction. On Monday 1st of June 2020 all winning bidders will be notified and payment procedure will be communicated. NB Payment due within 48 hours after auction ends.

If you want to place a bid through the Gallery click on the button below and email the details of the work and your bid.

Essence of the Cape Group Exhibition – Online auction 28 – 31st May 2020

Selection for Summertime Group Exhibition

Do you want to be part of our first group exhibition of 2020? The theme is “Summertime”. What defines summertime in South Africa for you as an artist?

Over much of South Africa, summer (mid-October to mid-February) is characterized by hot, sunny weather – often with afternoon thunderstorms that clear quickly, leaving a warm, earthy, uniquely African smell in the air.

The Western Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is the exception, getting its rain in winter.

To take part in the selection email a picture of your artwork with “Summertime” as the theme to brightstreetgallery@gmail.com before or on Wednesday 15 January 2020. Or bring your artwork to Bright Street Gallery on Wednesday 15 January 2020, between 10h00-12h00, artwork can be collected at 14h00 on the same day, after selection.