Thursday, July 31, 2008

Clementina at Decorex, Johannesburg

I have work on show at the Master Crafters' Stand, South African Handmade Collection at Decorex, Johannesburg.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Women's Day exhibition at Johan Smith Gallery, Clarens

A group exhibition to celebrate Women's Day coming up in early August in Clarens in the Free State.
The image here(unmounted) is a 40 piece mural I made using images of women's faces and fragments of text from a poem called 'Heart's Hunger' by Cape Town based poet, Karen Press.

High fashion meets 'old fashioned 'Five Roses tea time


A special commission....
Clementina van der Walt and Andile Dyalvane of Imiso were asked to make work which would be presented at the Sanlam Five Roses Fashion Show in Johannesburg later this year.
The challenge for create something contemporary in line with the Sanlam Five Roses Fashion Event but something that would reflect the quaint art of celebrating traditional English tea time.
I saw this as a chance to combine the funky with the nostalgic. I have thrown a teaset on the potter's wheel - a rather earthy ancient method of production - where the cups and saucers have fused into one object, this being a reference to the current popular use of mugs for drinking hot beverages.
The surfaces will be textured, incorporating graphic rose images, and a touch of metallic lustre will reflect a contemporary high-tech element.
The teaset should be used in a special 'taking time off' ritual, where the participants reflect on the aesthetic while savouring the traditional flavour of tea.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Lisa Firer

This is a link to an interview with Lisa Firer, a Cape Town ceramist whose work is featured in our shop at The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town.
Exquisite and delicate textured and patterned porcelain is what Lisa is best known for...check out the link for visuals!

Exhibition at de Kraal Gallery, Paarl, South Africa

Group ceramic exhibition at de Kraal Gallery, Paarl.
Masks by Clementina and blocks by Hennie Meyer featured here

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Clementina Ceramics at The Old Biscuit Mill

In case you don't know this..we have joined the trendies and opened a new shop called CLEMENTINA CERAMICS at The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town. Tel.021 447 1398
Hours are Monday to Friday 10 - 5 and Saturdays 9 - 3

If you wish to visit The A.R.T. Gallery (which will continue to host exhibitions and will also offer studio space to creatives) call Albie on 082 57 57 969 or 021 419 2679 to make an appointment.

205 The Colosseum Building, 3 St.George's Mall, Cape Town

the journey of a maker of ceramics

A journey of 30 hours brought me to Atlanta this week,
currently exhibiting at Design South Africa at AmericaMart.

Other South African ceramists - Rebecca Matibe, Thembi Nala, Peter Mthombeni and Imiso (Andile Dyalvane)

A bit of visual overload...22 floors in 3 buildings...a huge assortment of objects from garden gnomes to persian carpets etc. One could be driven to absolute minimalism!
Design South Africa was actually a breath of fresh air, spacious and different.