The Potter’s Shop was started in 1986 by Chris Silverston in the Cape, RSA. She then opened a Studio above in 1990, allowing resident artists to develop and experiment on site. It grew so much that they were obliged to move again from the Studio in Kalk Bay to the Potters Workshop in Muizenburg, and they have recently upgraded again to a larger premises in the area. They are now a workshop in a beautiful industrial park full of bird life and indigenous flora. Currently, they are a creative team of twenty three people. Against tradition it is the men that do the painting onto the raw slipcast pieces, while the women do the supportive work. It can take up to two years to train the artists to become proficient in executing their intricate designs. Vibrant colour is the signature statement from the Workshop, and, while each artist’s work is individual in style, they are united in their use of bold design.