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Crafting magic for Design Joburg

It’s seven o’clock in the morning on Clairvaux Estate in Robertson and unlike other farms in the Robertson Wine Valley, 13 artisans start to arrive to switch on the clay mixer in preparation for a day of crafting magic. Plaster of Paris is moulded to make way for new products and new ideas while on the other side of the studio products start being glazed while kilns are being unpacked.    By no means is it a normal morning for our sales team. In Johannesburg, the birth place of Rialheim, it is abuzz with activities to get ready for the much anticipated Design Joburg. Visitors can expect to see the very best of our Brave 2017/2018 Collection as well as...

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Discover Rialheim Land By Teresa Lizamore

Celebrating 4 years of crafting  Rialheim - Land    My first visit to Rialheim land in Robertson was unforgettable. Upon invitation I arrived at the Clairvaux estate to discuss the possibility of a unique outdoor sculpture garden. Driving onto the estate I was confronted by the magnificent Clairvaux manor house dating back to the early 19th century, surrounded by the breathtaking Langeberg mountains. White dinosours and pink pigs were roaming the gardens! A flock of miniature white birds flew past and settled on the roof of the ceramic factory. Some even hovered in the air in front of the factory window, as if trying to see what was happening inside. Next I saw a flying pig and a sign Do...

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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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