I've always done things a bit differently, pushing design limits in shape, colour and texture. I've never been able to conform to conservative design trends. Instead I express my creativity through experimentation. At times, my work may have "toned down" a bit but at other times it depicted my wild side, the playful element where design rules get thrown out the window and I just create what feels right. My latest range, Memphis is just that. It's a platform to break all rules, play a bit and explore my creative freedom. This is my take on a kind of "Modern Memphis", throwing in random shapes of colour yet still preserving my basic fundamental forms that have modestly evolved into the latest Clementina ranges; Afro Deco, Afro Retro and now Memphis.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Having developed several ranges throughout my ceramics career, I'm always driven by the desire to change, develop and create something new in my work. My latest range, the Afro Retro Range, aims to reawaken a nostalgic artistic era, of modern funk and 70's decor, spiced up with a contemporary African edge.
Pastels overlap a thick black glaze forming an unusual contrast of light and dark, with an exciting middle ground where the colours blend unpredictably. The forms have taken on a new look - simple shapes with Retro inspired spouts and angular handles.
Friday, May 15, 2015
I’m often delighted when visitors capture scenes from my studio, depicting my all too familiar space, through their eyes... literally seeing the studio through different lenses. It reminds me how much I treasure this sacred space…my studio! Recently Miss Moss and Monya Eastman visited my studio in Woodstock. Snapping away and chatting over coffee, they captured the essence of my studio, the visual charm and the inspiration that makes up this creative space. Together the two compiled a beautiful article for Miss Moss’sblog, describing the mood, my work and the general atmosphere also portraying magnificent images that would inspire any artist. Photos by Miss Moss
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Once again Easter is round the corner and the Karoo has many beautiful autumn treasures scattered along its landscape. New buds are popping up everywhere and the valley is green once more! The Groenfontein valley is my sanctuary, my go to place, for peace, for quiet, for inspiration. At this time of year, the light glows golden as the sun moves gently through the shady Gum trees that canopy over our old rickety rooftops and illuminates the land as it descends over the mountains and filters through the sky over the dusty farm roads. The golden autumn sun…Could one find anything more beautiful than this in the Klein Karoo? I find such joy in the pleasures that simple farm life offers and I am always delighted to share it with anyone who comes to visit or who pops in to say hi.
Please do pop in at the gallery/studio to see my latest work, or for a little chat or even a cup of tea! We are here for a few days and would love you to visit. It's best to email or whatsapp me beforehand if you are coming out specially, just in case we are out and about. Our gallery is approximately 11km out of Calitzdorp.
Kraaldoring Gallery open daily (except Good Friday) from today until Saturday 11th April from 11am - 4pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
We are inviting our friends and followers to Thursday Late, 19 March 2015, where we will be opening our shop for extended hours, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. This is an excellent opportunity for browsing the many interesting shops that the Old Biscuit Mill has to offer like Clementina Ceramics, Heartworks, Quirky Me and many more... We will also be serving a complimentary glass of wine in our store. Please pop in and say hi. We would love to see you!
Monday, February 23, 2015
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.
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
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.