The Cat’s Paw Pottery Studio

Fans of Robyn Learmonth will recognise her quirky cat-decorated mugs, jugs and teapots from her days at the Bryanston Organic Market
The roosters are crowing in Riversdale. Wheel thrown and cast ware decorated and waiting and waiting to go into the kiln. Visit The Cats Paw on the corner of Long and Langenhoven streets to view these and the rest of the range at the Cat’s Paw.

Get ready to be welcomed by a variety of feline friends as you enter the property at the start of the historic Long Street in Riversdale. It’s here with the Langeberg Mountains looming outside where Robyn Learmonth makes a range of pottery, from mugs and salt shakers to bowls and teapots, and then proceeds to lovingly decorate them in her own playful style. You’ll see cats no doubt, but also guinea fowls and other floral designs. Why not ask her to custom make you a special once-off piece, so that you have a story to tell at the dinner table one day?

The name came about when the family cats walked on some newly made platters years ago when Robyn still lived in Gauteng, leaving tiny footprints behind in the wet clay. She used to wrap them in plastic to lock in the moisture during the curing process and the cats thought in was safe territory to walk on if covered. Little did they know they created unique patterns in the pottery and inspired Robyn to further pursue the manufacturing of quality earthenware ceramics.


The Cat’s Paw Pottery Studio
Telephone: +27 (0)28 713 3076
Address: Lower Long Street


The town of Riversdale has a variety of self-catering stays; B&B options and farm stays available.

The town has a selection of fine restaurant and coffee shops available.  The Old Jail & Coffee Shop is a must visit.

Old Jail & Coffee Shop; Baleia Wines; Julius Gordon Africana Centre and Sleeping Beauty Hiking Trail.