old baobab tree

Closed for August

Our gallery is now closed for the month of August.  This gives us a chance to clean, stock-take and re-hang, ready to open in September with exciting fresh work.  The ceramics we chose on our pre-Covid sourcing trip to Johannesburg and Mpumalanga in February are finally on their way; we hope to have new collections…

South African landscape in oils

Open by Appointment in July

Our Sale is now finished but the gallery will remain open by appointment only throughout July 2020 as there is plenty of beautiful work on display, and let’s face it – we are not going anywhere! We have hand sanitiser and disposal gloves for your personal use and welcome anyone who feels more comfortable wearing…

elephant

By Appointment Only

With non-essential shops re-opening this month, we are delighted to announce that we will open our gallery doors for our long-awaited Sale, by appointment only, from 15th – 30th June 2020. Please use this link to book your slot or email us on debs@fillingdon.com Details including full prices are on our website too, so if…

Laura du Toit

Pots like Planets

Lovely Laura – that’s what I call her.  No trip to Stellenbosch would be complete without a visit to Laura du Toit.  A stone’s throw from the vineyards and restaurants; the tourists and Uni students, Laura lives quietly and comfortably in her modest home set in a pretty and leafy garden, with her studio attached. …

Reams of Rope

The town of Stellenbosch is synonymous with wine, students and picturesque Cape Dutch architecture.  But there are some quirky, individual businesses nestled in its side streets and one of these is Mia Melange.  In a delightful happy environment, their homeware products are designed and created on the premises.  Made from 100% cotton which is a…

studio in Harrismith

Milkshakes and Toilet Paper

Four years ago, a chance sighting of a painting in a small bric-a-brac shop near the harbour of the tiny fishing hamlet of Kleinmond in the Cape prompted me a year later to drive three hours inland from Durban to Harrismith to knock on the charming front door of the artist, Thelmi Bekker.  Talented, friendly…

Nature on their Doorstep

It appeals to my simple sense of humour that I first met Catherine Brennon at her home in the Underberg and then she moved to the Overberg!  In the scenic surrounds of Himeville at the foot of the Southern Drakensberg in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Catherine ran the Underberg Studio to showcase her ceramics and work by…

Angelika Anastasis

Colour and Vitality

No shy shrinking violet, Durban artist Angelika Anastasis’s exuberance is matched by her canvases – bold, bright and bursting with warmth,colour and vitality.  Describing herself as an artists, writer and seeker, do visit her website https://www.angelikaanastasis.com/ to get more of an insight into her story, inspiration and beliefs. I loved my visit to her spacious…