Thursday, July 17, 2014

THE TABLE | AN EXHIBITION OF CERAMICS

These mugs and bowls are on show at a ceramic exhibition in Kimberly at the William Humphreys gallery. 




Saturday, July 12, 2014

BEAUTIFUL DAYS

Beautiful days in the Klein Karoo! Winter mornings in the Groenfontein Valley are crispy cold and the land looks as if snow has fallen - everything is covered in frost! However the days are beautiful, the skies are clear and the sun shines bright. We are welcoming visitors to this side of the world, so if you happen to be  in or around Calitzdorp, please pop in and see some of my latest work.  

*Please note there is no cel phone reception here, only email and whatsapp messenger
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Kraaldoring Gallery will be open on
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July
from 11am until 4 pm.




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WORKING THE CLAY

There's something about working with clay that I just love! The smell, the feel, the temperature and even the noise as I squeeze my fingers through it. No matter how many times I have to prepare the clay, or consider how many years I have worked with it, I feel a deep connection and appreciation for this organic substance that comes from the earth. The process from start to finish is threefold, preparation, production and ultimately satisfaction as one gets to enjoy the finished product. Of course the process doesn't always end well, but despite this, there is always a sense of excitement as you anticipate the end of a firing and the kiln door is first opened!


Saturday, June 14, 2014

STEP INTO THE STUDIO...


"Ceramics from different cultures and across the centuries used the same process, connecting people through the ages - that is amazing to me. They say if you look at a ceramic piece, you get a sense of the ethos of a culture - their politics, economics and society." I was interviewed by Alma Viviers who recently visited the studio and composed an article for the Design Indaba - To read article click on this link http://www.designindaba.com/news/clementina-van-der-walt


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

DESIGN & MAKING

This exhibition at the Castle runs from 12 May - 12 October 2014. Tracing the evolution of craft and design through food, the show reveals a story where vessels designed around preservation, storage and distribution are on display.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BOLD & DELICATE

Irene Vermeulen from HandEye  online magazine, recently visited the studio. In her article, she describes my work as having a "remarkable sense of color" and being "imperfectly shaped." 

Photo by Iren Vermeulen

Saturday, April 26, 2014

BEAUTIFUL SPACES BEAUTIFUL THINGS

One of my Tulipieres was selected for the 100 Beautiful Things exhibition. It's a pop-up gallery of design to celebrate World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 theme of Beautiful Spaces Beautiful Things. It is currently being showcased at the preview pavilion of 100% Design South Africa, alongside Decorex Cape Town, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Everything in the gallery is designed and made in SA and in production in 2014. This exhibition ends on Monday 28 April 2014.