Bernie Coetzer

Bernie has been experimenting with different art forms and mediums for most of her life. It is however the clay medium that in 2006 became her true love. It's an obsession that she is happy to say is impossible to shake! To share her love of clay with others, she started Hannah's Pottery Studio; a place where people from all walks of life come together, forming friendships, exchanging ideas, and inspiring one another.

Over the years, Bernie has honed her skills by experimenting with various techniques and styles to develop a distinctive artistic voice. Her creations exhibit a harmonious blend of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary aesthetics. From sgraffito to raku firing techniques, with every creation, Bernie strives to touch the hearts and minds of others.

Bernie believes that pottery is not just about creating functional objects or beautiful works of art; it is a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. When not covered in clay, she enjoys walking the dogs (Molly, Alfie, and Junior) and visiting with fellow Potter friends to chat about the many wonders of clay. "To this day it blows my mind that one can take a lump of dirt and transform it into something beautiful which gives others visual pleasure – isn't that just the most wonderful thing!".