Denis Goldberg House of Hope Teens pottery programme

We designed a short 5 session course aimed at the teens of the vulnerable communities of Hout Bay, namely Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg. In line with the vision of the Denis Goldberg House of Hope we aimed to share some basic art skills and hopefully inspire hidden artists within a community who would otherwise never be exposed to the likes of a privileged pottery class. The children are sponsored by the Denis Goldberg House of Hope Foundation which in itself as an incredibly inspiring asset to the Hout Bay Community.

The Holiday workshops are planned during the Public school holidays and Teens from either of the disadvantaged community are able to apply and attend at no cost. For more information contact Levinia or Debbie at The Dennis Goldberg House of hope (email). We have successful run 2 workshops and we will continue to offer them in the coming holidays this year.

“Every child is entitled to dream, to grow, to enrich her or his life. Help turn their dreams into reality.”

Denis Goldberg
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Toinette Lindley

“get up each day and set your hand to something you believe in, and as you learn, pass the skill on and encourage others.”

Toinette Lindley

Toinette’s journey with clay started twenty four years ago, she knew that she had found her medium of expression then. Over the years she has honed her skill as a potter by not only immersing herself in the process but by having had some wonderful teachers along the way.  In her own words “ clay is marvelous, you never know everything and will spend your life as a student.”

“I believe in God like I believe in the rising sun, not because I see it, but because by it, I see everything else.”

– C.S. Lewis –

Toinette joined Katie and Julie in September 2020 to extend the studio offering of more adult classes and a Childrens class. Toinette has had 20 years experience as a teacher of various grades in local schools. She has also successfully run school pottery programmes. Her love for kids is evident in her teaching style and her students are creating some amazing work. We are loving our journey together. In addition to the classes, Toinette offers some lovely workshops through the year. She has also run our Dennis Goldberg House of Hope Teens pottery workshop.

tLc Ceramics

From her own studio in Hout Bay, Toinette creates a range of unique pieces ranging from bespoke tableware and jewelry to one – off works of art.

While her company tLc represents the initials of her name, it also reflects the “tender loving care” that she instills into every distinctive piece that she creates. Click here to visit her website.