When a picturesque property nestled above the Constantia valley was donated to the Light From Africa Foundation in 2011, ART in the FOREST was born. This non-profit social enterprise is now a well established ceramic art hub producing a highly successful Studio Line and selling The Collection of works by South Africa’s best potters. In addition, the hub also offers ceramic art classes, teambuilding with clay workshops, technical ceramic workshops and demonstrations/talks as well as clay therapy programmes to the general public. 100% of all profits made at ART in the FOREST are donated to Light From Africa Foundation and are used to cover a large portion of our operational expenses.
What to expect when visiting Art in the Forest
The forest hideaway is a quintessential Constantia Valley destination for art lovers, philanthropists and nature enthusiasts alike who marvel at the spectacular panoramic views from landscaped fynbos garden below and Cecilia Forest walking trail above.
Open to the public from Monday to Saturday between 10:00 and 16:00, visitors to ART in the FOREST are met with the opportunity to peruse “The Collection” of current ceramic works in the gallery space.
The Studio sits adjacent to the gallery and ensures visitors can further enjoy their experience whilst observing the resident artists at work. Celebrating ceramics with the development of a contemporary Studio Line (under the watchful eye of new Creative Director Anthony Shapiro) as well as classes, workshops, talks and even art therapy sessions; the Studio is alive with activity as teachers, students and resident artists all work together against a floor-to-ceiling glass window.
ART in the FOREST offers visitors the opportunity to discover and buy the best of South African ceramic art – all for a good cause as 100% of all profits made are donated to the Light From Africa Foundation.
ERF 839 Constantia
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: 021 794 0291 | Fax: 021 794 0293
Open to the public: Moday to Saturday between 10:00 and 16:00