Kisma and Co. bursts with the creativity of Grahamstown. It features my own work as Kisma Kreative, as well as a wide range of treasures hand-crafted by people who have been harbouring secret creative talents for everything from homemade sweet treats, hand-crafted gifts and accessories, to works of fine art. Everything is made in Grahamstown and the surrounding areas. I think our work is always a little bit different because we are a small town and we don’t always have access to the big craft and supply shops. We often make a plan and use what we have at the time to upcycle, recycle and create our unique items.
For me the best part is that not only have I managed to create a unique shop but that the shop is becoming the centre of a community of creative people who share ideas, inspiration and materials. People often bring patterns, excess materials, upcyclable trash, tools, etc. for redistribution. I so often hear, “As long as someone can use it”. It’s almost as though each of us thought we were alone before, and now the shop has become a meeting place. I am proud to be a part of this community.
Please browse through our catalogue online, or pop into the shop if you’re in the area. I think you’ll find it to be an interesting and inspiring visit.
Please note that as each item is individually handmade, there may be slight variations in each finished product compared to the ones pictured on our website.