Kim Sacks -  -
School of Ceramics


September 2020

Hello everyone,

I trust that you are all well and being creative in this period of “still-ness” After much consideration, on many different levels I have decided to re-start my ceramic classes at the beginning of September. I feel that this should give most people time to get comfortable with all sorts of aspects of going out again, and hopefully the numbers of infected people will start dropping by then, also it will be Spring and a time of awakening and renewal, which I would like to imagine will be somewhat conducive to joining a small group of people doing a creative activity together.

By September, my new Ceramic Space at the back of my gallery building on Jan Smuts Avenue, in Parkwood, will be completed.Between July and September, I will be able to sell you clay, for working at home, and will be available to help you with technical problems, should you feel the need. The price of the clay includes two firing and the glazes for the pieces made. Contact me on what’s app to pick up clay, either from my gallery.

Programme for September

My planned programme for September will be to have two weekly morning classes. They will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9.30 to 12.30. There are already quite a few students who have registered for these classes, so spaces are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis. These classes will cater for beginner and advanced students.

I will also be starting 8-week beginners, introductory course on Saturdays from 2-5pm.

I plan to also do a Wednesday evening course of 12 weeks, but I am not exactly sure of the date it will start. This depends on if I manage to get enough people to join the class. The hours of this class will be from 5.30 – 8.30 pm.

The sort of things I will be offering in terms of tuition in the general classes are:

Decorating techniques and Glazing.
Kiln packing and general instruction on how to run a ceramic studio.

I will also – once the space becomes more settled, will possibly be running a kind of apprenticeship programme to train people in a more intensive way, this would be with a view to eventually setting up one’s own space and with a good knowledge of how to go about things in this sphere. This will be a lengthy programme, and one will need to put a substantial amount of time aside for this kind of training.

I have lots of stoneware clay at my home for collection, if anyone has run out or doesn’t feel that they want to wait another whole month to start classes again. I will be happy to answer any questions or assist anyone who has any questions with regard to working with clay. You just need to email me: or what’s app me on +27833777499.

All the required protocols for being creative, in the season of Covid will be respected.

Looking forward to seeing you all – in the near future. Stay safe, stay warm and be kind to yourselves.


Gallery Opening Hours

The gallery is open on Wednesdays from 11am to 3pm and Saturdays from 11am to 3pm. I am in the gallery often during the week, so if you do want to pop in spontaneously, either phone the gallery on (011) 447 5804 or what’s app me on 083 3777499 to make sure if I am there. I am also so very happy to open the gallery most of the time by appointment if you give me an hour or so warning.

Many thanks for your patience.