• Lindsay Quirk Printmaking Studio

    Lindsay Quirk Printmaking Studio

    An established fine artist specialising in printmaking and classes

    The Lindsay Quirk Printmaking Studio has proudly called Imhoff Farm home for the past 20 years. A dynamic space, the studio is occupied by Lindsay Quirk who is passionate about Printmaking – producing her own desirable work as well as teaching Printmaking classes to adults and high school pupils alike.

    Surrounded by a quaint garden, the studio has an inviting atmosphere and Lindsay welcomes others to use the space for Weekend Workshops. As a facilitator Lindsay is inspired by the joy that others find in whatever creative process might be on offer.

    Please reach out should you be interested in the Printmaking classes or booking the space for a creative workshop.

    The Maker

    With a degree in Fine Art from Rhodes University (MFA Prac), Lindsay Quirk’s first love is printmaking. The Farm Studio is a safe haven and Lindsay is drawn to the peace and quiet that the space affords her.

    When not in the studio producing original work or facilitating printmaking classes, Lindsay spends her time working with various sewing disciplines – embroidery needles are never far out of reach! A true creative at heart, Lindsay also works as a sought after stylist for weddings, pulling together all aspects including the decor, floristry and design.

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  • La Belle Armoire by Greg Pullen

    La Belle Armoire by Greg Pullen

    Internationally acclaimed decorative artist studio and workshop

    Translated as “The Beautiful Cupboard”, La Belle Armoire is a bustling workshop on Imhoff Farm. This is where owner Greg and his apprentices transform ordinary furniture into works of art. When not in the workshop, they can be found painting intricately detailed murals on client’s walls or ceilings.

    There is an unmistakable traditional French feel about the La Belle Armoire style. Yet it is also influenced by less obvious sources, such as Swedish art history and the rock art of Africa’s early Bushmen.

    If you are visiting from abroad, La Belle Armoire is regularly commissioned to produce covetable furniture, destined for homes all over the world.

    The Artist

    Trained as a Decorative Artist in England, Greg’s exceptional work is inspired by his extensive experience working in France, Germany and Switzerland.

    Greg is an expert in techniques including painted furniture, murals, trompe l’oeil, wood graining, marbling, stonework, gilding and metallic finishes. Working on traditional and contemporary projects in both residential and commercial markets, he is notably skilled at colour matching, enabling him to restore and maintain the integrity of any original finish.

    In addition to his hands-on approach to decoration, Greg offers an advisory service allied to project management.  More than 30 years in the industry enables him to provide both cost and time-saving recommendations as well as practical design solutions.

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  • Purely Porcelain

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    Purely Porcelain

    Handcrafted ceramic jewellery, homeware & gifts

    Offering a range of hand sculpted porcelain jewellery and home decor. Each piece is lovingly created using porcelain clay, finished with a clear glaze and then beautifully packaged. The pieces, which include silver jewellery (necklaces, bracelets and earrings), home ware and various gift items are inspired by the natural fauna and flora of the Western Cape.

    Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie is home to their studio where all items are handcrafted.

    They also have shop in the V&A Watershed and take part in multiple retail shows across South Africa and the UK.

    Their products are loved internationally and the team annually visits various creative fairs and exhibitions, including RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, Handmade in Britain Oxford, Handmade in Britain Chelsea and the Country Living Christmas Fair.

    Breaking the mould of traditional curios and keepsakes, a Purely Porcelain piece makes for a truly unique gift or memento of your Cape Town visit.

    The Artists

    Purely Porcelain is a bespoke ceramic studio headed up by Fiona and Megan, a mum and daughter duo.

    Fiona loves to work with porcelain because of its beautiful translucence property and its strength and durability. She is inspired by the natural world around her and the beauty of the South African landscape. A creative at heart, Fiona is always working on fresh designs. This leads to an ever-changing array of products – each individually made and totally unique.

    Originally from the UK, Fiona fell in love with the beauty and diversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom. She captures this beauty in her ethereal creations which, is shared and enjoyed by everyone who collect her pieces.

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  • Bisque-bah

    Bisque-bah

    We offer interactive ceramic painting classes for young and old

    Bisque-bah Ceramic Painting Studio is a welcoming and creative space where anyone can experience the joy of painting functional ceramics.

    The studio offers a wide range of unfired ceramic items that can be painted by all ages.Therefore no prior experience is necessary. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist and guide you through an immersive and memorable experience.

    In addition to the selection of ceramic items, the studio carries a vibrant range of colours and underglazes for you to choose from. So you can choose as many colours as you wish and allow your creativity to run wild.

    The studio is situated in a quiet courtyard which allows you to be inspired by the beautiful surroundings on the farm.  All items are painted, glazed and fired on-site with a 2-3 week collection time.

    Expressive sessions can be facilitated in an intimate group of 2-10 people. Drop-in painting, workshops and functions are welcome, however these are subject to seating availability.

    The Artist

    Owner Louise Casserley is a trained fine artist who has been involved in the African art world for over a decade. During this time, she developed a passion for the ingenuity of recycled art. Louise is well known for her pieces which can be found in private collections both locally and abroad.

    Her inspiration comes from nature, animals and the colours and designs of Xhosa and Zulu heritage. Louise shares her passion for ceramic painting with her assistant and local artist, Sylvia Ntsinga-Dyonase who has been painting professionally for the past decade. As a result Louise and Sylvia developed the ‘Bisque-bah Ceramics’ in-house ceramic range which can be bought at their studio.

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