Bushveld Crafts

Ernest Clark does what he does – leatherwork and whipping - because he loves the crafts of his people. And he draws and paints because he discovered a talent for those things late in life. And that would be a terrible thing to waste.

“My father worked on the mines, and he actually made our little shoes with those moulds there. (And here he points to the wall above his workbench).

“I was fascinated by that, and that triggered my interest in leatherwork.

“I used to fly in my spare time – before I retired and opened this shop – and I love nature, aircraft, and my culture, so that’s why everything you see here follows those themes.

“I’m very proud of my culture.”

... And he’s equally proud of his membership of Mossel Bay Tourism

On offer

  • Leatherwork
  • Whips
  • Belts
  • Key rings
  • Leather wallets
  • Personalised leather book covers
  • Pyrographic art
  • Slippers
  • Bags
  • Karosses
  • Africa wall clocks
  • Ernest accepts commissions and larger orders for corporate gifts.


Ernest Clark
Phone: +27 (0)44 691 3276
Mobile: +27 (0)82 957 3222
[email protected]