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What started as a passionate dream for John and Erna Dry in 1998 has grown into a successful ceramic studio, gallery and garagiste winery at the entrance of the Hemel and Aarde vally, in Hermanus. City slickers opting for a new lifestyle, moved from Pretoria to Hermanus. The fresh air, sea, mountains, fynbos and cape wines did the rest.

 
 
Providing sustainable work for 14 local people in a tranquil and stimulating environment has been the result of a love for African animals, nature and a passion for art. The combination of inspirational artist Erna and designer husband John has molded a team with a flair for sculpture. Exquisite pieces of art are hand made out of slabs rolled from clay made in our own studio. The combination of oxides and glazes brings to life and organic material providing a durable and individual product in shades of earthy colours.
   
Continuous improvement of existing as well as the development of additional new designs keeps the art fresh and market related. Limiting the size of the studio not to become a factory and maintaining a high standard of quality and finish in design and material, assure the originality of our product.

 

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