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Conrad Hicks’ hand forged frying and roasting pans

Conrad Hicks’ hand forged frying and roasting pans

One of South Africa’s leading art blacksmiths, Conrad Hicks’ new range of his hand forged frying pans and roasting pans are beautiful to use as they are to have and see. They are a superb investment – lasting years, unlike the usual ones you buy in shops.

The frying pans, starting at R1 000 are non stick – thanks to the use of beeswax which needs re-applying every six months if you use it daily (which we do in our household, to fry eggs!).

Some of you will have visited Conrad in his amazing and large workshop – in the Bijou, a former Art Deco cinema, in Cape Town’s Observatory. It is has been part of Culture Connect’s public and private tours. His ironwork can be seen at the Jewish Cemetery in Pinelands (gate), Ellerman House in Bantry Bay (exterior spiral stair case) and the Guild top end design shop in the Silo District, near Zeitz MOCAA.

To buy visit his special website – Toolroom online and please let me know (or put Culture Connect in the address boxes) – it will go towards me getting one of his superb pans.

He ships internationally.



Tamara MacLachlan’s Linocut Prints & Greeting Cards

Tamara MacLachlan’s Linocut Prints & Greeting Cards

City Bowl based videographer and printmaker Tamara MacLachlan, is from the UK and studied and later lectured in TV production at Goldsmiths, London. Tamara’s hand printed linocuts are local wildife – birds (Willy WagtailCape Robin and Swift), or analogue audio equipment (Tape Recorder and Cassette). A4 signed numbered edition prints, 200gsm paper and unframed, R350 each; three prints for R1 000. Tamara can arrange framing.


Tamara has made eight greetings machine printed cards from the original linocut design; R250 for a pack with envelopes.

Collect from her in Gardens, or Culture Connect in Rosebank.




Comfy, well-made masks – Liberty print or African

Comfy, well-made masks – Liberty print or African

The masks are stylish with three layers – two cotton, with a middle of micro filter fabric. The elastic for around the ears is soft and easily adjustable. They wash well. Each one is in its own sealed bag.

Liberty print – White Blossom, Alice in Wonderland and Moon & Suns – R70 each

Plain black to order.

Shweshwe style – R50 each, add R15 for the plastic valve

Children’s sizes – R40 each

Collect from Culture Connect in Rosebank, or Kate can deliver closeby and in town; perhaps pick up at a Culture Connect experience?

Strong face shield, designed and made locally

Strong face shield, designed and made locally

Thoroughly thought through, this beautifully minimalist premium shield is quick to put on, take off and adjust. Made from ultra high impact 1mm Plexiglas, it doesn’t easily break yet can tilt easily for drinking or talking on the phone. Architectural model makers, Boyd & Ogier made 2 500 free shields for Groote Schuur Hospital, Red Cross Hospital and Khayelitsha Hospital at the start of lock down. They are only selling to the public via Culture Connect. We’ll be wearing them for tours, including Side Street studios, in Woodstock, where they are based (in Faith 47‘s former space, no less). Adult shields: R180 each, 232mm height. Kids: R160 each (nine years and down), 196mm. Buy four or more, R20 off. Orders over 10: reduced price. Branding possible. Costs include VAT, collection from Culture Connect in Rosebank or delivery close by. (Thank you Wassefa Khan for making and modelling; the kids are my son with his mates!)

Table mats and coasters by photographer Ed Suter

Table mats and coasters by photographer Ed Suter

Quintessential African graphics, close-ups, scenes, veg, beauty – enjoy Ed Suter’s stunning photography on your table, while protecting your furniture. Ed lives and works in central Cape Town but works around South Africa. You can commission Ed to take photo’s – he did Kate’s picture on our About page, and buy his art prints from his website; please mention Culture Connect!

Placemats heat resistant, set of six:
Fresh & Fruity (see image)
Take Away Special
Bright Lights Fabric City (see image)
Six different images per set, 29x 21.5mm, R350
Coasters, heat resistant, set of four:
Local Dorp
Fizz Pop
True Blue
Four different images per set, 10.6×10.6cm, R120

Prices exclude shipping.