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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

From African Earth

The Kalkbay Modern will be hosting an exhibition, Sculpture & Ceramics, which opens tonight at 6pm. This exhibition, themed From African Earth is part of the Month of Ceramics and will showcase sculptors and ceramicists from the Western Cape.

I have some new vases on show...please do pop in when you visit Kalk Bay!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stern's Eccentricities to Life

Lien Botha and I were recently featured in a great online article in the Mail & Guardian by MELVYN MINNAAR who describes the exhibition as a staged intervention in Irma Stern's house. He goes onto say that "A flamboyant set of tableware is laid out as for an artsy banquet" typical of the late Irma Stern in "colours that bounce off the tones in the surrounding paintings." For more on this online article, read here