Zizamele Ceramics: Making World Class Ceramics in Africa.
Zizamele Ceramics is a social enterprise designing, producing, and marketing gorgeous African-inspired handmade ceramics. A team of ceramicists has been trained to create and interpret the Zizamele products in their own unique ways. Coupled with this creative ethos is the desire to create as much sustainable employment as possible, thereby improving the lives of ordinary South Africans. Zizamele Ceramics´ strength lies in their unity and their signature product – the Bambanani Bowl – people holding hands in the spirit of ´Ubuntu´ – ´In unity we are stronger´.
Our Signature Ubuntu Bowl
The African version of the friendship bowl, this iconic product comes in sizes ranging from tiny to enormous and they are available in a variety of glaze finishes. The Ubuntu Bowl depicts a circle of women holding hands around the rim of the wheel thrown pottery bowl in a spirit of unity. They wear their traditional headscarves and have their babies tied to their backs in typical African fashion.
All ceramics are handmade in Cape Town
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Sandy Nichol (USA)
“Your intuition and positive thoughts worked! My BEAUTIFUL new bowl is happily situated on my kitchen table. It brings a huge smile to my face.Thank you for all the care you put into making it and packing it for the voyage. It has been a true pleasure to work with you, and I enjoy following your team on FB. Special ladies doing special things. I’m in your balcony cheering you on! Please give the ladies my heartfelt gratitude. Thank you”
The package arrived and everything is intact and beautiful! Wedding gift for my niece and a treat for me! We so love your work and the next time in Cape Town I am sure we’ll be adding to our collection!
Thank you so much for your artistry and your good care!"
“We received the bowl today in perfect shape. Expertly packed and protected. Not a scratch to be seen. It’s absolutely beautiful. We are so happy we can enjoy it in our home. Many thanks for your expert service and care"