Our Story

Welcome to the biggest art store South Africa has ever seen!

Experience the widest selection of art, craft and design supplies to help you achieve all your creative goals. We keep everything from general stationery to specialised hard-to-find art tools and materials. We are regarded as an iconic retailer among the creative community and beyond, with first-time visitors amazed at our range and long-time supporters showing an almost cultish devotion to our offering.

Although, you don’t have to be an artist to shop at The Deckle Edge. All you need is a little creativity and an idea. Our expert staff all come from creative backgrounds. With their expertise they are ready to help you make everything from Copperplate etchings to custom painted sneakers a reality.

“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.”

~ Helena Bonham Carter

Our products help everyone from professional artists, amateur enthusiasts, crafters, the broader creative industry, moms and dads looking for children’s art supplies, art, design and architecture students and the general public.

In 2021 Natasha and Peter Nel took over as our new owners and directors. This is an exciting new chapter in The Deckle Edge history and we can’t wait to continue growing with them.

We have been supplying you with the best art, craft and design materials for over 20 years. We want to do 20 more!

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The Deckle Edge Team