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Join us in celebration of our 4th birthday and our new name:

It is my great privilege to invite you to join us in celebrating our 4th birthday and our new name, Rialheim Studio (previously known as Ceramic Factory). We are proud to host these events in our recently renovated stores in Cape Town, Johannesburg and if you are able to visit the Home of Rialheim @Clairvaux Robertson, it will be an honour to host you. We have had the amazing opportunity of creating a home for ourselves, our business and the Rialheim factory team on my family farm, Clairvaux. Clairvaux has been in our family for nearly 200 years. At the beginning of the year we welcomed you to come and visit our studio and the Lizamore Sculpture Gardens in celebration of...

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From the desk of Rial Visagie, the Creative Director and Founder of Rialheim (Previously known as Ceramic Factory)

I would like by starting to pay tribute to Ceramic Factory and the people who allowed me the opportunity to make my dreams a reality. Ceramic Factory will always be Chapter 1 of our story and will always be our foundation. #dreambelievefly. It’s a great privilege to use the platforms and partnerships that Ceramic Factory created, during the last 44 months, to  honour to my forefathers who left us Clairvaux, Robertson that have been our home for the last 2 years by renaming the business Rialheim.  Thank you to all our clients who have allowed Rialheim pieces into their businesses and homes in the past, we will as always strive to create pieces that create happiness around you hand made...

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Ceramic Factory is becoming RIALHEIM

This is a story about finding Rialheim-land…where dinosaurs come to life when we’re fast asleep, and where our dreams become reality when we’re awake. Destiny may argue that this magical place was discovered for Ceramic Factory by their forefathers, whilst fate may insist Ceramic Factory rediscovered this 200-year-old enchanting farm all by themselves. Whichever, this wondrous place with its untold stories is a charming farm called Clairvaux, that’s much closer than you think, in the Cape’s winelands. Clairvaux has seen generations of dreamers inspire others through their deeds and ingenuity. Just like his ancestors, and Peter Pan’s J.M. Barrie, Rial Visagie, as founder and creative director at Ceramic Factory, believes flying is perhaps not so farfetched. It’s this fantastical thinking that...

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