Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ceramics Southern Africa Gauteng Region AGM


Every best wish for the new year.

Attached herewith is the formal Notice of meeting for the Gauteng Annual General Meeting due to be held on Saturday 11 February 2011 –
09:00 - approx. 14:00 at the Berario Recreation Centre cnr Dolores Ave & King Street Berario Johannesburg

A formal proposal for ratification will be put forward at the AGM for the following Regional name changes: Golden Reef to Gauteng South and Magalies to Gauteng North.

The presenter will be Clementina van der Walt of the Western Cape who will give a slide show and talk “To Buy or not to Buy” – the value of making and collecting studio ceramics in the 21st century.
Clementina is one of South Africa’s foremost ceramists, her innovative, distinctive work has been exhibited in South Africa, China, France, UK and Australia. She is one of the few South African potters to have been represented at SOFA in New York.
Clementina has a BA in History of Art, a National Diploma (Ceramics) and a National Higher Diploma (Ceramics). She has taken part in Ceramic Art London for the past seven years and has participated in CSA Regional and National exhibitions receiving an award at the 2010 National Exhibition. In 2011 her work was selected at the Gyeonggi Biennale in Korea.
She currently works from her studio in Woodstock, Cape Town and is the co-owner of a retail gallery shop at The Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town.
For more info check out her website www.clementina.co.za or visit her blog www.clementinaceramics.blogspot.com

Interactive Discussion: to buy or not to buy - the value of making and collecting studio ceramics in the 21st century
This workshop is sure to create lively debate as many contentious and important issues are presented for discussion. The talk will be accompanied by a power point presentation illustrating relevant work by local and international ceramists. The presentation will begin with a brief overview of the historical origins and development of ceramics with particular reference to South African ceramics, the role of ceramics in our society and the need for collectors to purchase ceramics in order for this great tradition to survive.

Members do not need to bring lunch as Clementina’s workshop will be followed by a light finger snack lunch whilst they interact with her. Please note that the meeting will finish earlier than usual.

This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with fellow members and enjoy the benefits of an excellent workshop opportunity.

Booking is essential to facilitate catering: Please do so on or before 3rd February 2011 – tel.- 011 791 5153 – em: ceramicssa@icon.co.za.
Members requiring a proxy form for the meeting are requested to contact the Secretary on the contact details above. Thank you.

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