Ceramic Factory opened in December last year with a team of five people and quickly grew to a thriving business that stocks over hundred stores nationally. If you want to experience Ceramic Factory in all its glory, you need to head to its showroom on 4th Avenue Linden.
With a new collection of designs being launched every few months, there are many eclectic products to choose from. While some items are purely for aesthetic appeal, others put the ‘fun in functional’, as their slogan suggests, to create useful, fabulous items for your kitchen and dining room.
The Citizen Collection launched a few months ago is a celebration of humanity and our need for creative expression. ‘The Fro Family’ designs within the collection include funky poodle figurines with afros, as well as a young couple with wild hairdos, depicted on a wine bottle holder, an ice bucket and coffee mugs.
The Village of Rhino designs celebrate the rhino in a light-hearted, hopeful way. You can buy Village of the Rhino plant holders, vases, napkin rings and butter dishes, to name just a few of the items available in this range.
Created by hand, using moulds designed by the Ceramic Factory team, the pieces within this collection are made from terracotta and given a white glaze which accentuates the different shapes and creations; making each piece unique.
Personal favourites of mine and pieces that have become iconic of the Ceramic Factory style are the ceramic skulls that are available in lemon yellow, deep charcoal grey and white. The range of skulls is also seen on plates and platters.
New, must-have items include the binocular salt and pepper set, the cute and playful stegosaurus dinosaur platters and the robot figurines.
A truly South African product from design to production, the Ceramic Factory is stocked with great gift ideas – and when you’re visiting the showroom, pop in for coffee at The Whippet, which is just next door.