Tuesday, February 14, 2012


IZIKO Museums are hosting 'FIRED', an exhibition of South African Ceramics, at The Granary, Castle of Good Hope, Darling Street, Cape Town on 25 February at 10am. There will also be a display titled ’101 PLACE SETTINGS’ on show in the

Fired – An exhibition of South African ceramics
Ceramic figure of a woman carrying a baby. Sculpted by Nhlanhla Nsudwane and painted by Mickey Chonco, Ardmore Ceramic Studio, KwaZulu-Natal, 2008. Photograph by Iziko Photographer, Carina Beyer.

Ceramics or objects made of fired clay form an important part of the permanent collections of Iziko Museums. The exhibition showcases a selection of these rich and diverse ceramic holdings. The focus is on ceramics made in South Africa from earliest times through to the contemporary, including inspirational examples of ceramics from Asia and Europe. Indigenous southern African pottery was mainly collected during field trips and archaeological excavations. In addition, since the late 1980s, the ceramic collection of particularly the Social History Collections department, was expanded through the purchase of modern and contemporary South African ceramics. The exhibition reveals the beauty, and at the same time, the multi-layered meanings of ceramic works.

Esther Esmyol,
Tel. 021 467 7205
email eesmyol@iziko.org.za

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