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 our latest tile collection which has been developed over the last two years with one of South Africa’s most amazing interior designers, Megan Ralph. These tiles are living proof that if you can dream it, we can make it and we’ll even add a dash of magic ourselves.
For our creative team, under the leadership of Rial Visagie, there is a sense of nervousness & excitement in the air as we get ready to show a selection of our newest collection to be launched this spring. Entitled Evolution this collection draws it inspiration from Being and Becoming. Be ready for the unexpected since this collection is all about collaboration with other artisans exploring new textures and materials. Seven months of crafting magic will finally make its debut and if you can’t make your way to Sandton Convention Centre this week for a sneak preview, then don’t worry as these pieces will go on sale after the official launch in spring 2018.