Anthony Shapiro’s Porcelain Bowls and the process that made them so beautiful.

This November we are making our way deep into the woods to visit one of our favourite ceramic centres, Art in the Forest. Magic is once again being made as talented ceramicists and artists welcome you to an exclusive exhibition, Connect & Collect.

Art in the Forest
Clockwise from top: White Porcelain Bowls by Anthony Shapiro, Forestware Collect Series: Carved Tall and Flat Bowl, Forestware Bull Jugs in Black Clay, Forestware Collect Series: Tall Bowls Carved Black Clay


Between running the production, teaching classes, curating the gallery and retail outlet, master potter and director Anthony Shapiro has found the time to celebrate his 50th birthday by offering a solo show on Saturday 14 November 2015. After 35 years of throwing clay and producing sought after trademark bowls, DECO is thrilled to be able to get our hands on the rare, exquisite commodity Forestware.

Throwing bowls is what I love most in the world, but I battle to find the time nowadays and so have committed to making a body of work! Throwing bowls grounds me, it centers me, it connects me to my soul.

Art in the Forest
From left: Master Painter Linda Nelson Khuzwayo and Resident Artist Nkosiko Vulangengqele creating magic in the studio overlooking the Constantia Valley.

With all profits supporting the Art in the Forest outreach foundation Light From Africa, there is even more reason to indulge in this beautiful craft. Light From Africa gives children from under-serviced communities access to art and creativity. So join Anthony, Martin and Charmain Haines and the talented Art in the Forest team for a majestic experience in the woods.

DIARY BLOCK: Connect & Collect exhibition

Don’t miss out on this fantastic exhibition:

When: Opens on Saturday 14 November 2015 until January 2016
Where: Art in the Forest, accessed from Rhodes Drive at Constantia Nek circle.
Information: 021 794 0291
Open from: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Sat 10am-3pm


Earlier this year we got to know one of the Art in the Forest ceramists and studio manager Chuma Maweni, and fell in love with his work. In the same series we met artists Jenna Skead and Maja Maljević’s. Click on their names to step into their studios!