Just in time for Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo, internationally renowned ceramicists, Mervyn Gers Ceramics have recently launched a must-see range of 18 new glazes.
Local Ceramics Inspiration
Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo exhibitor, Mervyn Gers Ceramics, is internationally renowned for their one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces and handmade dinnerware.
Their inimitable style is rich in texture, colour and pattern and their pieces have found their way into South Africa’s top restaurants, game lodges, guest houses as well as leading local and international retail outlets.
The new glazes are all inspired by the beautiful Southern Africa landscapes. The glazes include Bakoven, Blouberg, Blue Onyx, Churchhaven, Fern, Fynbos, Green Onyx, Harbour, Langebaan, Madumbe, Monkey Apple, Moss, Ostrich Egg, Paternoster, Pond, Rock Pool and Veld.
You can have a unique chance to view the new range by visiting the Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo from 29 August to 1 September at the CTICC.
Mervyn Gers has been interested in sculpture and ceramics from a young age. In 2008 he made a career-changing decision to dedicate himself to the craft. He started by setting up a home based studio in Oranjezicht with one assistant and a single kiln.
His business grew exponentially and is now housed in a three- storey studio in Paarden Island. The studio boasts 13 kilns and employs 45 staff – a sustainable job creation success story!
Handmade in the studio in Cape Town, each product passes through 22 pairs of hands between the clay studio and dispatch area.
Over the years, Mervyn has won numerous awards and his studio was featured in Louis Vuitton’s 2014 Cape Town Guide as one of the ten places you simply must visit. Says Gers: “Working with clay has opened up a whole new world for me as the possibilities are endless. I love to give my imagination free reign and every hour spent in the studio teaches me something – about clay, about life and the creative process.”
The studio specialises in creating bespoke tableware. Mervyn’s greatest influence comes from the far Northern Cape where he was born and bred. “It offers such natural beauty – the landscapes, desert sand dunes, sapphire blue sky, and greens of khaki-bush and camel thorn trees.”
Raw Comfort at Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo
HOMEMAKERS Expo Organiser – Cape Town, Sandy Edwards says: “We absolutely love all the new glazes, particularly the ostrich egg glaze. To view these glazes, visit this year’s Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo. Taking place from 29 August to 1 September at the CTICC. Whether a shopper, inspiration seeker or DIY enthusiast, it’s all about Raw Comfort!”
The Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo is packed with inspirational ideas and exciting features. It is the perfect platform to interact with home related artisans, manufacturers, specialists and knowledgeable experts.
With 340 exhibitors and 85 home related categories in 8 500m², it is unmistakably the most important event on the Cape Town exhibition calendar.
Tickets are available at the door or from Quicket (http://www.quicket.co.za). Adults pay R90, pensioners R70 and kids under 16 enter free. The Expo will be open Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm, and on Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
You can visit Mervyn Gers Ceramics at 4A Dorsetshire Street, Paarden Eiland.
Tel: 021 510 2385.
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