Knynsa Pottery Workshop and Lunch

SAVE THE DATE: On Saturday, 11 November we welcome Riana Wiechers from Knysna Forest Pottery to facilitate an incredible Pottery Workshop and Lunch event here at Portland Manor!

Taking place from 11am – 3pm, we invite guests to join us for a day of clay play and creativity at beautiful Portland Manor Country Estate, situated at the edge of the ancient Knysna forest in scenic Rheenendal.

At the workshop, you will receive a portion of clay and all the tools and guidance required to create your very own ceramic artwork! Included in the programme is a delectable Harvest Table lunch at Portland’s The Cowshed Eatery restaurant, well-known for its fresh and delicious wood-fired fare.

Suitable for all, even complete beginners, this pottery workshop is perfect for anyone wishing to come and unwind while reconnecting with their innate creativity through the wonderful medium of clay.

Cost: R595 per person (includes lunch, all materials, workshop & the firing of your clay work which can be collected from Portland Manor when they’re ready).


Using a dark-firing earthenware clay (see examples below), facilitator Riana will demonstrate the basics of hand-building with clay, before presenting a step-by-step demonstration for sculpting a decorative ceramic bowl or planter. If you prefer, you’ll also have complete freedom to create anything you wish from your portion clay.

Workshop Itinerary:

  • Welcome & orientation
  • Brief talk/explanation about clay/pottery and demo of the three hand-building techniques
  • Starting on our pottery works
  • Walk around the gardens while clay works harden for next stage
  • Next pottery session
  • Lunch
  • Finishing off our clay works
  • Goodbye and departure

Tickets prices are still to be confirmed, but guests can start pre-booking from today via WhatsApp on 063-687-4517 OR can send an email to Riana via Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to take part in an awesome Pottery workshop in Knysna!

More About Knysna Forest Pottery
Knysna Forest Pottery offers half-day pottery workshops at Homtini Farm in Rheenendal, on weekend days in the cooler months of March to October. These fun, informal workshops take place in the beautiful Knysna forest, and are facilitated by ceramic artist and yoga instructor Riana Wiechers. Passionate about clay, plants, yoga, and animals, Riana also loves to share her knowledge of creating with clay.

View more upcoming events HERE or keep an eye on Action Ads Knysna for our weekly event updates!

Booking is essential

Portland Manor

November 11, 2023
Time: 11:00 am

November 11, 2023
Time: 03:00 pm


Portland Manor Portion 30 of Farm Portland No. 187 Rheenendal Road, Knysna, 6570, Western Cape, South Africa