ISSUE 19  |  The English Countryside

Tabletop: Wonki Ware Ceramics at Anthropologie

May 10, 2010 6:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Founded by Di Marshall in 1999, Wonki Ware is located in a town called George, on the Garden Route along the Southern coastline of Africa. Marshall started Wonki Ware "to provide employment for the large population of unskilled and uneducated indigenous people of South Africa. My first employee, a member of the Xhosa tribe, is still with me today; he heads my ever-expanding team of Wonki Ware potters." Anthropologie recently started carrying the line; we especially like the pieces shown below.

Above: Painter’s Stripe Mug; $14.

Above: Squat Stripes Mug; $18.

Above: Painter’s Stripe Pitcher (5 inches high); $68.