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Macassar Pottery Experience

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  • Location: Macassar Pottery
  • Street: 53 Fish Street, Macassar

Join this amazing clay craft workshop. Johan and his marvelous team run Macassar Pottery, a remarkable ceramic studio and business incubation space. Together they are pioneering the creation of musical instruments from clay, calling it the #soundoftheground.

Not the ordinary township tour but an experience to connect and a contribute to the lives and hearts of real people. The hosts will feel that they have blessed their visitors with something of Africa's beauty and ingenuity. Experience Macassar Pottery, or better, Proudly Macassar Pottery where this team upskills and employs young people who have not finished school.

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Macassar is close to Gordon's Bay. You will create your own clay musical instrument to play and take home. After a break, you will learn how to play the UDU (clay drum) and all kinds of wonderfully strange clay contraptions. Expect local rhythms, new songs and loads of belly laughs.


Immerse in their world of pottery making, of friendship crafting, of turning the world into a madly beautiful place, one unexpected friendship at a time. Dig into the clay, and discover your creative side, so be sure not to dress in your Sunday best! This experience is great for families and is fully kid-friendly.

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Bring a camera, clothes that can get dirty because you will be playing with clay, and painting. An apron will be provided.

These youths receive visitors as part of the TOWNSHIP CLAY EXPERIENCE, guiding them through clay exercises or teaching them how to play the musical instruments they make from clay, we are celebrating humanity. It is about connecting dots. Places and people that have been divided, to unite. We all discover beauty in what we thought were unlikely places. 


This is more than African arts and crafts. It is the craft of living and loving well. The art of doing life together. Proudly Macassar Pottery received the UnLtd SA entrepreneur's award for 2012, and was a finalist in the 2013 Premier's Entrepreneurs Recognition Awards.


That's not all. Prepare for the Gatsby! The Gatsby is a unique fast food dish that emerged from the Cape Flats. It comes in a variety of meat and vegetarian options. 

Transport can be arranged. Pick-up and drop-off at your convenience, at additional cost.

Read the reviews at Tripadvisor and AirBnb.

Macassar Pottery, as a social enterprise, has a dual social impact. Internally, we upskill community members (un-schooled youth in particular), employ and incubate them as business owners. Our external impact relates to using our tourism platform and products to create visible change in the community through authentic and locally owned experiences. Both levels of impact rely on building a sustainable, strong, community-based business. We are not funding dependent. 
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