Using Clay To Sculpt A Brighter Future For Vulnerable Children
An unexplored highlight for those seeking out fine local art and craftwork whilst visiting the Cape, is a visit to a picturesque property nestled above the Constantia Valley in Cape Town which was donated to the Light From Africa Foundation in 2011, from which ‘Art in the Forest’ was born. Led by renowned artist Antony Shapiro, this non-profit social enterprise is now a well established centre of ceramic excellence and education. Visitors may indulge in pottery tuition from beginners to advanced level, Raku workshops, corporate teambuilding, kids’ pottery parties or simply indulge themselves with purchases of the beautiful works on offer. 100% of all profits made at ‘Art in the Forest’ are donated to Light from Africa Foundation and used to fund programmes in Cape Town. This a really authentic experience conveniently situated at Constantia Nek between Hout Bay and Constantia, off Rhodes Drive, and beats the usual galleries and sadly overpriced ‘curio shops’.
By Lew Rood
ERF 839 Old Rhodes Drive Jeep Track, off Constantia Nek circle, Constantia/ Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
+27 21 794 0291