Argilla Pottery Online Shop

Focused on people

What makes us tick?

Our marketers: The Argilla Pottery network was started to help empower South African women, specifically mothers who want to spend more time with their children and still be able to earn an income. Since its beginning in 1978, the company expanded and evolved. We now have multiple marketers, men and women, across South Africa and even in Namibia and Lesotho.

Our customers: We understand that life is hectic and that is why we offer a convenient and healthy way of cooking and baking. No more wasting time in front of a hot stove. Simply prep – pop in the oven and let Argilla do its magic! It’s this principle that made Argilla Pottery a well-known and loved brand in households across Southern Africa.

We want families to spend more quality time together.
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Meet Our Team!

Hannari Bester

Hannari Bester

Director, Sales, Photographer, Cook

Kobus Visser

Kobus Visser

Production, Shipping


Elsie Nel

Graphic Design, Web, Social Media

Skillie Bester

Skillie Bester

Director, Admin

Neels Evenwel

Neels Evenwel

Director, Production

Argilla Pottery can change your life

Hannari's Storie

I used to be a school teacher, teaching Maths, Science and Biology. I passionately enjoyed my career, but after the birth of our first child, Skillie and I decided that I would stay at home to raise our kids. Said, and done, but to survive financially with ONE salary was another story. 

In February 1997 a friend introduced me to Argilla Pottery and its way of cooking. I immediately fell in love with the products and the benefits of Easy and Healthy Home Cooked Meals, and I wanted to share it with everyone I knew. My friend and I started our Argilla Marketing Business, with a small loan from my husband. In no time the two of us proved ourselves as successful businesswomen who can make a difference in other people’s lives and we were able to pay off our loan.

At the beginning of 1998, we discovered that our son was profoundly deaf. I’m not going to dig into the emotional part of it, but the effect of this on my business was huge. We had to travel, every 3 months for 3 weeks to Cape Town, to the Carel Du Toit Centre. During those periods we did not have an income out of the business, because I couldn’t do demonstrations, exhibitions and make contact with clients. 

I decided to recruit other people to join my Argilla team so I can earn an extra income on their sales performance during the times I couldn’t do any marketing. So I started recruiting people who also needed an extra income, loved the way of Argilla cooking and who were willing to work hard and smart to make a success. With the support of my family, friends and team members, my Argilla Marketing Business went from strength to strength and made a lot of things possible for us.

Let’s fast forward…

In September 2018 I was privileged to get the opportunity to become one of the co-partners of Argilla Pottery – a product I love, a business I love, a way to serve people and make it possible for families to make memories around a table.

In the years that I’ve been involved in my Argilla business I practised the following beliefs:

  • One (1) is too small a number to achieve greatness … 1 x 1 = 1 x 1 = 1 x 1 = 1
  • I would rather get a little money from many people than get a lot of money from a few people or one person.
  • Working together means winning together.
  • Maintain balance in your life – God-time, Me-time, Family-time.
  • No Business is without its ups and downs but luckily, tough times don’t last, but tough people do.
  • Believe in God, believe in yourself, believe in your product and work.
  • Money is not the only motivation for my business, it’s also about the difference I can make in people’s lives.
  • If you talk to a few people, you will have a few people, if you talk to lots of people you will have lots of people.
  • There are no half-hearted champions.
  • We don’t need more strength or abilities or better opportunities. What we need to use is what we HAVE.
  • Sometimes you have to take a risk.

You can break free from your circumstances by starting your Argilla journey today. Change your life for the better! If you’re willing to put in the effort, I’m willing to assist you where I can.

Hannari Bester

Hannari Bester

Together we can make a difference!

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