South Africa

Dassie works with artisans living and working in deprived areas of South Africa to create eco-friendly home accessories with a feel-good factor. Artisans benefit from fair trade wages, safe workshops and business development opportunities. 

Artisan Stories

The gorgeous Dolly lives in Chetty in Port Elizabeth with her husband and two young girls. 

Dolly has spent the last thirteen years perfecting her craft in slumped ceramics. She works to specific orders to produce the products required, this includes our popular nibble bowls and beautiful mud pan rice bowl.

On a day to day basis, her job involves every aspect of creating the ceramics from start to finish, including rolling slabs, printing, stamping and much more.

Outside of work, Dolly is passionate about singing and is very involved in the local church, where she gets to sing at the top of her lungs with everyone attending!