• Coup de Cape

    Ceramics Intensive

    Cape Town

  • Ceramics Intensive Residency by Dr Wendy Gers, international curator

    at The Forge, operated by Artist, Katherine Glenday,

    in the picturesque port of Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • About

    20 April - 1 May 2020



    Light, spacious shared ceramic studio.



    Stretch your body & mind.

    Yoga classes are offered at a discounted price.

    They are held on-site, before & after our work sessions.


    • The residency includes an Exclusive Seminar with the leading international artist, Andile Dyalvane in conversation with Katherine Glenday & Wendy Gers. The seminar focuses on developing creativity & offers first-hand advice on advancing your art practice & exhibiting internationally.
    • The residency also includes a welcome & farewell function with a light meal.


    Price: US $ 2 000.

  • Coup de Cape

    The Forge - your inspiring work place


    Light, airy studio in charming port village

    • Coup de Cape is set in beautiful Kalk Bay, a short distance from the Cape Town city bowl & near several other exciting places: including the naval yards of Simon's Town & the world-renowned Cape Point.
    • Kalk Bay boasts sandy beaches & two tidal pools as well as many excellent restaurants & coffee spots.
    • The outdoors is easily accessible, by foot, bicycle & car.
    • Cape Town, the Mother City, is known for its creativity. This may - at least in part - be attributed to the unique energies emanating from the confluence of the Atlantic & Indian Oceans.


    Outstanding studio space in an inspiring destination

    • The spacious Forge studio is situated in a quiet area that hasn't yet been gentrified & transformed into a tourist trap!
    • Coffee & tea are available in the studio throughout the day. A kitchenette with microwave oven is available on the premises.
    • The studio is in close proximity to many restaurants, coffee shops, cafés & takeaways.

    • The atmosphere is easy-going & a typical weekday starts at 9:00 in the studio. We break for lunch between 12:30 & 1:30 pm & continue till 5 pm.
    • Residents are welcome to use studios after hours (when there are no Yoga classes) & on Saturdays, but without the assistance of Katherine or our professional resident technician, Alistair.
    • Core studio values are creativity, friendship, kindness, respect, humour, growth, cleanliness & a positive attitude!


    Two classes per week by a professional Yoga instructor

    • Ceramics Residency participants will only pay R400 for 4 classes, as opposed to the regular rate of R560.
    • Classes are suitable for all levels of yoga.
    • Our instructor, Monique has been practising yoga for 9 years & teaches the Iyengar style of yoga. Her classes focus on alignment & breathing & enable participants to find freedom & joy in yoga.


    Outstanding natural & cultural heritage

    • The program has been designed such that you have can make the most of the residency and facilities, and work on Saturdays, if desired.
    • Sundays are free to explore this beautiful area at your own pace.
    • While it is Autumn, intrepid swimmers will enjoy the Dalebrook Tidal Pool, located a stone's throw from The Forge.
    • Being located a short walk from central Kalk Bay, why not explore the village? You are sure to find an eclectic shop or eatery that will pique your interest!
    • The spectacular natural scenery of the Cape Peninsula National Park is a gem for hikers and nature lovers.
    • Cape Town's rich cultural scene includes historical Winelands, the infamous Robben Island, trendy urban markets, amazing museums, regenerated arts precincts,  & unique local architecture.


    Ongoing possibilities of extending your practice

    • This 2-week residency-workshop is the first of an ongoing series.
    • A second workshop will be held in 2021 to allow participants the benefit of developing their practice between workshops.
    • In the second workshop, we focus on contemporary installation practices & innovative displays of your new work.
  • Fantastic... I love it!

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  • Katherine Glenday

    Leading South African Artist

    Katherine's art practice includes ceramics, sound, & painting. She has a BA (Honours), from the University of Cape Town & BFA from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


    Select Recent Solo Exhibitions


    2019 Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town.

    2017 Ateliers Courbet New York

    2014 The Forge, Kalk Bay, Cape Town


    Select Recent Group Exhibitions

    2016 First Central China Ceramics Biennale

    2012 SOFA New York, USA

    2011 Amaridian Gallery, New York


    Public Collections

    Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa; Nelson Mandela Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA; IZIKO South African Museum, Cape Town; Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa



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  • Other Info

    Your inspiring residency


    Invest in & grow your art practice

    US $ 2 000.

    Deposit: $1 000 due when your place in the residency is confirmed.

    Final Payment of $1 000 due by 1 March 2020





    • Individual & group tuition & crits.
    • Personal mentoring & coaching by Dr Wendy Gers.
    • An Exclusive Seminar with Andile Dyalvane in conversation with Katherine Glenday & Wendy Gers. The conversation focuses on developing creativity, & offers practical advice on advancing your art practice & exhibiting internationally. 
    • Participants get a private hour-long Bonus Individual Creative Consultation (BICC) mentoring with Dr Wendy Gers, in which you can work on specific challenges facing your practice.
    • Participants will receive a Personalised Artistic References Dossier (PARD) that has been researched & compiled for your art practice. It contains artistic references that are relevant to their practice, & are aimed at enriching & extending your oeuvre.


    • Professional art studio with ceramics equipment.
    • Qualified staff to assist you to pursue your art.
    • A kitchenette with microwave is available to heat packed lunches. 


    • The residency includes a welcome & farewell function with a light meal.


    • Clay & glazes - materials to be ordered from Cape Pottery Supplies - prices supplied.
    • Firing - R60 per cubic foot x 8 = R480 per kiln load.
    • All local & international transport.
    • Accommodation & meals - except specified welcome & farewell meals.
    • Visas - Please check with the South African Embassy in your country to establish if you require a visa.
    • Travel, health & cancellation insurance.