Pottery at Earthworx operates at Earthworx Garden World on the corner of Valley Road and Victoria Road in Hout Bay, Cape Town.

Pottery Classes for Adults and Kids and Home to The Hout Bay Social Pottery Initiative (HBSPI)

Founded in 2018 in humble beginnings at the Workspace in the Hout Bay Harbour by Katie Forsyth and Julie Anderson. We quickly outgrew our tiny studio and found a home in the sunny upstairs studio on the Garden World Property.

…Introducing Social Cohesion – Clay, Chat, Play.

Our founding statement

We are so proud to have created a relaxed open to all studio catering for all level of expertise with classes available for Adults and Kids. From a Basic introduction to clay as well as a varied offering of Specialised techniques in workshops held through out the year. We have resident artists making use of the facilities creating their own amazing pieces and growing in confidence through practice.

Pottery Classes For Adults and Kids

Adult and Children Pottery Classes

Adult Classes

Wednesday Mornings, 09:30 – 12:00. View Fees Here

Thursday Mornings, 09:30 – 12:00. View Fees Here

Adults of all ability are welcome. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace.

Kids Classes

Wednesday Afternoons, 15:00 – 16:30 View Fees Here

Kids of all ages find their niche and love the freedom of expression through clay. They are guided though age appropriate projects and learn all aspects of creating from planning to making to decorating to glazing.

Workshops and events


We offer a selection of “make it AND decorate it out of Clay” workshops through out the year, we advertise on social platforms and through word of mouth. Please contact us to join the WhatsApp group “friends of pottery at earthworx” for the latest offerings. Message Julie for more details.

We host Themed workshops: Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Year end Fun

Quarterly open day workshops are a lovely way to drop in and say hi and if the mood takes you to make something to remember the day.

With lovely project based workshops you can try your hand at making your very own….

Beginners workshops:
Hanging Mobiles, Porcelain Jewellery (and silver), Succulent Planters, table decorations, Platters and kids workshops and the the themed workshops mentioned above all cater for the new. seasoned potters and artists are always welcome to join in.

Advanced workshops with little to no experience needed:
Mono printing and Make a Vase require some knowledge of working with clay.

Holiday Programes for the Denis Goldberg House of Hope are held at the beginning or end of the school holiday. These are generously sponsored by the Denis Goldberg House of Hope in Hout Bay. This three day workshop offers youth from Imizamo Yethu and The Harbour an opportunity to try something new and creative.

Social Cohesion Through Pottery

Social cohesion is a vital ingredient to the success of any society.

SOCIAL – people, group, strangers, friends, differences, variety, diversity.

COHESION – together, bond, bind, stick, fasten, join

POTTERY – mould, press, join, make, create, fun, soft, colourful, sculpture, decoration

Hout Bay Social Pottery Initiative runs a weekly not-for-profit pottery class at Pottery at Earthworx in Hout Bay that encourages members of our diverse community to enjoy making things out of clay and interacting with others from all backgrounds.

Our aim is to provide skills to empower adults to recognise their creative potential and become artists in their own right. We would love to facilitate growth for individuals and assist them to become a thriving business using only their hands. We aim to source commissions, also there will be a space in our store to sell your goods and our intention is to create and run a successful market stall. All proceeds will go towards running costs and profit from sale of goods will go directly to the artist responsible for making the work sold.

Whilst Julie and Toinette are there to facilitate the sessions, the main aim of the class is for people to come together and enjoy an opportunity for creativity in the inspirational atmosphere of a studio, A place where people can share skills and ideas.

If you would like to join in, or if you would like to support this initiative with a financial contribution then please contact The studio.

We have an adult and a childrens program available. Read more about the program HERE


FEES FOR 2021 TO FEB 2022

Adult Classes:
Drop In Class: R300 payable on the day
Monthly cost payable for the full month at the start of the month.
September 2021 : R220 x 5 = R1100
October, November, January 2022, February 2022 : R240 x 4 = R960

Kids Classes:
Drop In Class: R250 payable on the day

Monthly cost payable for the full month at the start of the month.
September 2021 : R180 x 5 = R900
October, November, January 2022, February 2022 : R200 x 4 = R800

Find us here: 6 Valley Road, Hout Bay, 7806

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