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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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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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ONE'S HOME IS A SILENT STORY TELLER OF YOUR LIFE

BY RIAL VISAGE CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF RIALHEIM When people you don’t know well visit your house, their curiosity usually translates into conversations around pieces, object or toys in and around your house … Well we had visitors recently like that, and during one of these Q & A sessions I realised that one’s home is a silent story teller of your life. I immediately thought of my favourite song “ The Story” by Brandi Carlie, with these specific verses in mind "All of these lines across my face Tell you the story of who I am So many stories of where I've been And how I got to where I am But these stories don't mean anything When you've got no...

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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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