About Us

Mmupi And Clay is a Pottery Studio and learning space in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg

What we do

Pottery training for groups and one-on-one

We make pottery and ceramics to your specific design requirements

Our Origins

Mmupi and Clay was founded by Angie (Ramadimetja) Lebese. Angie is originally from the Ndbele culture in Zebediela District, Magatle village (Limpopo). In her own words:

“I developed my love of clay when I started doing pottery from an early age, taught by my late blind grandmother. In 1987 and 1988 I worked at Zebediela Brickworks during school holidays where I saw what amazing things can be done with clay. I worked in the banking sector for 7 years after school but all that time I dreamed of my own pottery studio. This is my dream.

Exhibitions

In 2004 I entered the Investec “Out of the ordinary Zebra” social investment art competition and received the 1st prize. My work was exhibited and sold in Swaziland.

My art work “ceramic handbag” was placed on the grandstand for the South African handmade collection in 2006. In 2007 I was invited by the presidency during Thabo Mbeki’s leadership to exhibit in George and Capetown.

From 2006 to 2009 I was invited to exhibit in Namibia and all my works were sold out each year . My work is placed in the South African embassy in Namibia. Mmupi and Clay was given an opportunity to decorate the conference hall with our art work during the inauguration.

In 2008 and 2009 I was invited by the Trade and Investment in India to exhibit in New Delhi and Bangalore. In 2010 I exhibited in Soweto during the South African world cup.

Since 2014 I have taught pottery at Maryvale School”