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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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Texture is the new Buzzword

We are always cautiously ambivalent about buzzwords, trend forecasts and the impact of these on our collections in store and the new ones to come.The service we offer, and the experience we aim to deliver. As we saw a reaction to the texture trend especially in our scratched collection, we would love to share with you our scratched collection currently in stores. We are grateful to add Jeanne-Marie to our team heading up Business to business sales, and based in the Linden store. Her contact details are on the contact us section. Get your texture on in 2018!   The Rialheim Team

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A good egg (and other stories about bravery)

Marlien Wright is the author of the Cookbook’ The Yoga Kitchen – 100 Easy Superfood Recipes’, blogger, yogi, mom & bozo. She enjoys eating REAL FOOD (and is highly suspicious of those who dislike food & cooking).Creating healthy foodporn and swearing silently are two of her favourite activities. She believes that being healthy is sexy, insists on living authentically, honestly and diving in at the deep end. Keep an eye out for her next cookbook DUE TO BE RELEASED IN 2019 filled with some more health transforming yummy meals served on some sexy ceramics by RialHeim Did you know that I love eggs? They are after all the perfect takeaway food, I mean a couple of hard-boiled eggs can literally...

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The Brave road well travelled

Sometimes the road most traveled leads to the most unexpected journey. It was during a holiday; away from the pressure of farm life in the Kuruman area; when Jacques and Mare Louise fell in love with one of South African oldest town’s; Swellendam.  The couple came across an old English Countryside Manor built in 1832, the house was on the market and made it impossible not to look for greener pastures in the Cape. Shortly after one visit the deal was signed, sealed and delivered. The couple immediately started renovating the "old lady” to bring her up-to-date and turned it into what many has describes as a haven for those wanting to experience the “good life”. Today De Companjie Heritage House,...

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Grab 'em by the Imagination

Presents:  Grab 'em by the Imagination Jess Jardim write about being BRAVE + working  with iconic Rialheim ceramic pieces This month, for Grab 'em by the Imagination, I got the chance to work on a couple of beautiful Rialheim ceramic pieces. Ceramic glazing has been on my "gotta try it" list for ages, and I already have a few Rialheim pieces in my collection, so I was super excited. Working with ceramic glazes has its own challenge and limitations, and we all know how much I like to talk about that stuff, so let's dig in.   Here's what ceramics will teach you about making art bravely.   1. ELIMINATE CTRL-Z Terrifying? Obvs. Refreshing? Definitely. Working directly in pen or paint is one of the best things...

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