Spice Route Destination warmly welcomes another aesthetic treasure to the destination’s broad range of offerings, COLLECT, home to Anthony Shapiro’s exquisite ceramics.
Anthony Shapiro started making pots when he was only 13 years old and even dropped out of law school to further his career as a ceramicist. After working as a pottery teacher from 1992 to 1997, his work was in such high demand that he started supplying décor and boutique shops in South Africa and abroad, which shortly led to the popular ‘ANT’ brand of bowls.
After deciding to take a break in 2006, he became the resident artist at the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal, where he made ceramics in peace and silence for two years. A move to Cape Town in 2011 saw him teaching pottery at Art in the Forest Ceramic Hub in Constantia Nek, and served as executive director from June 2013 until November 2017, when the property was sold.
For more information about Anthony Shapiro’s range of high quality ceramics, visit www.spiceroute.co.za