Mervyn Gers ‐ Ceramic tableware handmade in Cape Town
Mervyn Gers makes functional and decorative handmade ceramics that bring a natural, textured touch to any table. Every item is handcrafted using either a wheel-throwing or a mould-shaping technique, glazed by hand-dipping them in one of Mervyn Gers' bespoke glazes, and then fired at a very high heat to create stoneware that is as durable as it is beautiful.
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Yuppiechef top pick — This stand takes the cake!
Give your beautifully baked creation the presentation it deserves. This elegant cake stand with an organic look comes in a range of striking glazes so you can choose what you’d like best at your dessert table or next teatime. Handmade using smooth earthenware clay, it’s as durable as it is stylish. Makes a great gift, too!
Proudly South African — The Mervyn Gers process — from clay to table top
Mervyn Gers Ceramics pride themselves on creating without undue mechanisation. Clay is mixed with finely milled ceramic, to create a rougher texture, which is then shaped and fired at up to 1220°C — the result is strong, long-lasting stoneware. The pieces are then hand-dipped in their range of uniquely designed glazes. In ten years, this studio has grown to train a team of new artisans and currently employs 40 people.