Monday, February 23, 2015

African Design in all it's Glory

Southern Guild are renowned  internationally for their world class shows of South African art. Guild Design Fair is a show that opens this Wednesday, at the Lookout at The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, and will run till 1 March 2015.
For this show, I played around with some quirky characters, but also tried to keep the ceramics as "raw" as possible.

I also have work on show at Artisan, Passion & The Still Life. This is another one of Southern Guild's shows, at their new Cape Town gallery. It opens on 27 Feb and runs until April 2015.





Friday, February 13, 2015

Take a Walk Down Memory Lane at the Antiques Art & Design Expo

Nothing can replace an antique and this year's Antiques Art & Design Expo has a great mix of some exquisite pieces of antique art and furniture on show. The Lookout provides a great open space, providing natural light to showcase different collectors, galleries and artists and is centrally located within walking distance to the V & A Waterfront. The surrounding views are an added bonus to this outing at the sea.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hennie Meyer at My Table

My dear friend and fellow ceramicist, Hennie Meyer visited the studio yesterday. He was filled with excitement as he unpacked his latest work, explaining the processes, glazes and techniques he has recently explored. 



His new work was met with great interest and enthusiasm as we all listened to him and sampled the work over lunch. 



We are thrilled that Hennie has already given us some pieces of his new work to sell in our shop at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. 



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Friday, January 16, 2015

Red Hot and rearing to go for Valentine's Day

I thought having a competition would be a fun way to start off the year and what better way to celebrate Valentine's day than to give one of my "colour me bright" plates away! The competition runs from 14 Jan 2015 - 14 Feb 2015. It entails one to follow me on Facebook by liking my page, sharing the competition post, liking it and leaving a comment! 

Please find me on Facebook and enter. Who knows, you might just be the lucky winner!



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hanging on the Wall

My Karroo plates hanging on the wall at the Casa Labia Gallery in Muizenberg. 


Monday, December 8, 2014

Seeking Eden


A few of my "Karroo plates" and two Jungle vases will be exhibited at the third exhibition of the "In Bloom" series, curated by Margie Murgatroyd of Africa Nova. This year's theme, explores the myth of the Garden of Eden from a South African perspective and will feature 50 artists working in a variety of media, from ceramics to photography, to jewellery. The exhibition will be at Casa Labia Gallery in Muizenberg and opens on Wednesday 10 December 2014. The exhibition runs from 11 Dec - 22 Jan 2015. Gallery is open Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 4pm.





Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My Work on a Stamp!

One of my vases dating back to 1991, entitled Urn for Colonial Ashes, which is currently part of the ceramic collection at the Iziko Museum of South Africa, was selected as a limited edition of postage stamps depicting South African ceramics. The South African Post Office has highlighted a selection of South Africa’s finest ceramic vessels from pre-colonial to contemporary times in this edition of stamps.
My vessel (bottom left stamp) subtly references social and political conflict in South Africa by way of a collage of applied images, juxtaposed with bright on-glaze painted African designs. The angular shape of the vessel conveys a sense of disjuncture, loss and threat.
The stamps are available from post offices countrywide at R30 per stamp booklet and R18 per envelope and online from www.virtualpostoffice.co.za   Enquiries can be sent to sa.stamps@postoffice.co.za