Friday, October 17, 2008


In all the South African political frenzy, and the world wide economic turmoil, the pace hots up for making deadlines for commitments, exhibitions, orders etc. So there is life after all...after all the external dramas!
These are images of work finished this week...
Above - some of my latest work ... all utilitarian... for:
*Strydom Gallery in George Eastern Cape, their annual show at 79 Market Street.
*Some is going to Africa Adorned, exhibition in Woodstock opening Thursday 24th October 6 - 9 pm, 8 Hares Crescent. Tel 021 448 9761
*And then some of it is going to LIM in Kloof St. Cape Town

These are a set of 6 beakers called 'Ancient Plants - Set of six commemorative beakers'
This is for Penny Dobbie's annual group exhibition in Queen's Road Tamboerskloof opening this Sunday 19th October, 10 - 5 pm, 10 Queen's Road, Tel 021 424 8349

Commemorative plaques commission, earthenware with underglaze and accents of glaze.
These box tiles are a commission for the Cape Town International Convention Centre, to honour the past chairpersons of this organization. This was a collaboration between me and Majolandile Dyalvane, the faces are my contribution. Tiles with the names of the dignitaries, are still in the kiln....

Saturday, October 11, 2008


These are some of the images of work at the Tea and Biscuits exhibition at CLEMENTINA CERAMICS, The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock

Tattoo cups for John Newdigate
Ceramic biscuits for Kendal Warren
The mad hatter's tea party...part of a teaset by Anne Marais
Felt brooches by Vienie van der Walt, collaboration with Clementina van der Walt

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

chocolates, biscuits and nuts for tea

Today 1st October, still lousy weather in Cape Town, although there were a few rays of sunshine this morning. Nevertheless we are going full steam ahead with our tea and biscuits exhibition tomorrow to celebrate the opening of our new shop at The Old Biscuit Mill and ...dare I say it...spring....Planning to substitute our wonderful iced tea punch (based on a recipe from a ranch in South Carolina decades ago, strong on the alcoholic content!) for something more warming like sherry or maybe even spiced mulled wine if the weather is really freezing.
In the meantime, the image here is of some of my own work for the show..I am very excited about my sweet stands, and quite inspired to hold my own tea party and use them for a ritual high tea celebration when the occasion arises.
To all our Cape Town clients, even if it is raining and windy tomorrow, please join us from 4 - 6 to chill a bit (hopefully not literally!)