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BFCM- Black Friday Cyber Monday November 21, 2018 22:01

BFCM Sale site wide @ Ceramix plus Free Shipping.

Here’s how to save 25%.....

  • Visit the Ceramix Website
  • Choose any 3 items available on the site and receive a 25% discount at Checkout.
  • Free Shipping in South Africa with the exception of farms and rural areas. 
  • Site Wide Sale.
  • Use Discount Code BFCM at Check Out.
No more stock is available at this discounted rate so........
hurry while stocks last.

The Thrill of a Ceramix platter featured with South Africa’s premier ceramists at the Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale. November 19, 2018 08:50

Wall of Plates at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery featuring a Ceramix Platter

I feel the most exhilarating tingle of delight when I am see my work together with South Africa’s premier ceramists. It is so amazing to see my platter in such a gorgeous display at the Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville Cape Town. I wish I could be there in person to view the stunning work up close and personal. I feel totally inspired!


Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale Features a Ceramix Stoneware Platter! October 21, 2018 22:29

I’m overjoyed to tell you that my stoneware platter ‘Escaped’, was selected for the wall of plates at the Corobrick National Ceramics Exhibition. This stoneware platter is one of the first ones I made and it’s completely different to any of the others. I did not pursue the method used on ‘Escape’ on any other platters since I attempted to create depth through layers of glaze, not fine brushwork.

Escaped the Large Round Stoneware Platter by Margaret Melville has been selected for the Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale


Why I am changing my name. October 17, 2018 23:40

Large Stoneware Sea Delight Platter by Margaret Melville from the Ceramix Pottery in South Africa

I have put my name Margaret Melville Hugo on the backs of my new range of platters in under glaze and MRMH is also engraved. This will be the last time that the name Margaret Melville Hugo will appear on any of my work.


What do you feel about entering products you make in competitions? October 11, 2018 10:50 2 Comments

Do you enter competitions? I always have to have something that completely and utterly motivates me in order to start with new things this is the reason I am entering the competition. I certainly cannot enter a white Terracotta plate with a glazed addition for the nationals. What am I going to do? Gillian Clark has asked me repeatedly why I am not making the very large ceramic serving platters. The truth is that they are just too large for me to dip into the glaze.  Then it dawns on me that I have a wide variety of coloured mid-range brush on glazes that fire to 1200 Degrees. You have seen the first tests here. After giving it a great deal of thought I decide that one cannot submit a plain plate with no form of decoration just because the glaze looks pretty. I need to add depth to the platter.  This is how my journey begins.


Yarn bowls and Carlien McPhee crochet characters. September 10, 2018 18:44 2 Comments

Morris the Fearsome Dragon crochet character by Carlien McPhee and yarn bowl by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

Carlien McPhee loves to crochet character toys for the people who surround her who she feels need cheering up. She does not sell her toys as she makes them for fun. They are meticulously detailed even down to the last little freckles. Their limbs are usually wired which makes them fully poseable. Every little character toy she makes has a story. Watch this YouTube Video with Angus and Morris Building a Castle. It is too adorable for words. I have included Carlien's little stories of her characters with each photograph so be sure to read them. I find these stories so touching in their simplicity. No detailed explanations are given everything is just as it is.


Do you continuously drive yourself forward? August 26, 2018 22:42

Ceramix is expanding its range to include high fired Terracotta platters in natural tones and would love to know what you think of our first test plates?
High Fired Terracotta test plates for the new Natural Ceramix Range. Handmade at a pottery in South Africa from African Clay

Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone who knits or crochets? July 11, 2018 21:28 2 Comments

Handmade Ceramic Large Round Umber Forest Yarn Bowl by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix

A gift of a yarn bowl is every knitter or crocheters dream. Many people do not know what a yarn bowl is, but once they have used one there is simply no going back. 


Where to get organic fruit, vegetables, artisanal style preserves, pickles, jams, cheeses and breads! June 27, 2018 21:36

Merryn and Ron Scott from Aloe Dale Farm at their stall at the Glen Fresh Market @118 Allan which is held every Saturday morning from 8.00 to 12.30

At Aloe Dale Farm we produce our own organically grown fruit and vegetables as well as artisanal style preserves, pickles, jams, cheeses and breads. These are available at the Glen Fresh Market which is held every Saturday morning @118 Allan in Glen Austin Midrand.


Have you been looking for a yarn bowl? June 18, 2018 19:25 2 Comments

Are you wondering what a yarn bowl is? If you knit or crochet a yarn bowl makes your life easier as it stops your wool from getting all tangled up and from rolling across the floor.

Handmade Ceramic Dynamic Red Yarn Bowl by Margaret Melville Hugo at Ceramix


Do you love gardening? June 07, 2018 19:23

Are you looking for someone to supply you with plants at a reasonable price? Mathijs Brak from Zuiderland Boomkwekery/Tree Nursery has a stall at The Glen Fresh Market @118Allan every Saturday from 8.00 to 12.30. Mathijs is so knowledgeable about everything he grows and is more than happy to share this information with anyone who asks. If he does not have what you need he will get it for you at an unbelievably good price. 

Mathijs Brak from Zuiderland Tree Nursery is at the Glen Fresh Market @118Allan every Saturday


Honey! Honey? Jeanette Bradley Beekeeper May 10, 2018 14:18 1 Comment

Beekeeper Jeanette Bradley from Untamed Africa Honey @118ALLAN at the Glen Fresh MarketA highlight of the Glen Fresh Market on a Saturday morning is the honey stall that belongs to Jeanette Bradley the local Beekeeper /Apiarist. Her Green Beetle is a sight to behold. It is filled with straw, flowers and of course loads of fresh honey.