Sunday, May 30, 2010

C i t y s c a p e c e r a m I c s

C i t y s c a p e c e r a m I c s  by  c a r o l y n h e y d e n r y c h
join carolyn for a tour through her ceramic cities from 10:30 am
on sunday 6 june at the “LIGHT FROM AFRICA” gallery
in collaboration with the LIGHT FROM AFRICA artists

light from africa gallery details
gallery hours 10am to 4pm
cecilia forest, constantia nek, rhodes drive, constantia
Tel 021 794 0291

Fully Participative Intensive Throwing Workshop

Saturday 5 June 9am till 4 pm
There are still a few places available for this workshop. Improve your throwing skills
with the assistance of 2 professional throwers. From throwing to turning, and
everything in between, take advantage of this wonderful
opportunity to learn from Nic Sithole and Andy Ndlovu.

Venue : The Pottery Studio, 24 Old Kilcullen Road, Bryanston.
Bring : Personal throwing tools, Lunch.
Cost : Members R200 / Non-Members R250
Booking essential through Secretary – tel. 011-791 5153 – em:


Wednesday, May 26, 2010



Saturday, May 22, 2010

KZN Regional selection

KZN Regional selection will take place at artSPACE on Sat 29th May . The opening will be on Monday 31st May at 6.30 pm. Our selectors are Naomi Klingenberg and Martha Zettler. Our Award Judge is Nathi Gumede.

This exhibition will showcase some exciting new talent . There will also be a section called Teaching Studios where members of the public can view work done by students in different teaching studios in KZN

For more information and or to book please contact Lynette on 031 266 0543 or email

Sculptural Workshop by Sarah Richards

Venue: Kearnsey College
Date: 28th August
Time: 9.00 for 9.30
Cost : R200 members: non members R300: pensioners: R150

How to make a ceramic sculpture

This workshop will give a brief and insightful demonstration on how to create a ceramic sculpture. Basic skills will be demonstrated as well as a chance to experiment on your own sculpture during the workshop. The aim of the workshop is to give the participant some insightful ideas and techniques on how to make a ceramic sculpture, from the making of the armature, preparation of the clay, modelling skills will be practiced using photographic reference, and preparation of sculpture for firing will be demonstrated.

Basic program:
* Demonstration: How to construct a simple armature designed for a ceramic sculpture
* Experience:
Starting the modelling process – proportions- marks and expression- working from photographs
* Demonstration: Preparation of sculpture for firing

Materials to bring:
Plastic bag ( to keep damp)
Wooden Board between 30cm to 50 cm (at least 10mm thick – if too thin will warp)
Modeling tools
Clay(preferably grogged or sculptural or paperclay)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wet Firing & Obvaru Firing Workshop

Sat 29 May - 9am
@ Mogg's Pottery
39 Smartt Road, Nahoon

These are 2 firing tecniques introduced to me by Irish ceramic artist Jane Jermyn at her workshop in Port Elizabeth.
With her blessing in the spirit that potters share, we are holding a ceramic workshop for these firings.
Jane Jermyn, makes beautifully judged organic sculptural forms using her wet firing technique. The creations are put together using oxides, slip, basketry, thin pre-fired porcelain forms, organic matter and various clays, fired in a gas kiln sopping wet. Its a fast firing from the beginning to over 1 100 deg C, rendering beautiful colour, tone and texture in these sculptural forms.
Jane says that the elemental nature of clay excite her as do geological formations, strata and textures. She sees her work as a celebration of nature, through the transformation of clay by fire.
Participants will make their own sculptures as described above and they will be fired at the workshop. A demo will be done to give participants an idea of what its all about.
Jane has traveled extensively over the world demonstrating this technique and in so doing learnt other techniques including Obvaru firing, which involves dipping pre heated bisque ware into a batter recipe rendering beautifully mottled and organic results.

Participants need:
2 bisque pots (max 15cm)
Should you wish to make your own pre-fired thin irregular strip forms, make 3 from a white bodied clay (of about 5mm thick and between 10 & 20cm long).
Cost per;
Students R 10.00
Ceramic SA members R 90.00
(Please provide proof of membership)
Others R130.00
Includes costs of the gas and materials used

RSVP by Wednesday 26 May
Eloise ~ 082 756 5734

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


60 X 60 X 59cm
156cm overall height
R2500.00 neg.

Maureen Holmes 011 326 4279

Thursday, May 13, 2010

International Museum Day

Pretoria Art Museum, Melrose House Museum and Fort Klapperkop Heritage Site
18 to 21 May 2010

International Museum Day is an initiative of the International Council for Museums (ICOM). The day has been celebrated all over the world on 18 May since 1977. In 1992, the Advisory Committee decided to suggest a theme for Museum Day each year, and this year's theme is Museums for social harmony.

ICOM invites museum professionals to use International Museum Day as a platform for promoting the work of their institutions to the public, drawing the attention of supervisory bodies and governments to the role and needs of museums, and fostering dialogue between professionals and across disciplines. International Museum Day provides museum professionals with the opportunity to interact with the public and to make them aware of the challenges that museums face.

On this day, museums promote the idea that they are an important means of cultural exchange and enrichment, and developing mutual understanding, co-operation and peace.

The Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture Department of the City of Tshwane will be celebrating International Museum Day by giving the public free admittance to the Pretoria Art Museum, the Melrose House Museum and the Fort Klapperkop Heritage Site during the week of 18 to 21 May. All three these museums are managed by the City of Tshwane.

Schools and groups are welcome to visit the museums and book guided tours during this week, but bookings must be in advance as space is limited. Entrance will be free, but the guided tours have to be paid for, and schools have to arrange their own transport.

For enquiries call Godfrey Naledzani at the Melrose House Museum (012 322 2805), André Strydom at Fort Klapperkop (012 346 7703) or Mmutle Kgokong at the Pretoria Art Museum (012 344 1807).

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ceramics Southern Africa - Eastern Cape - Calendar

Introductory exhibition
It will happen during the two last weeks of May and will be for members only. There will be throwing demonstrations during the middle week-end of the exhibition. Venue to be determined.

Colour exhibition
At the cube (Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Cape Town). 90 pieces on this theme will be displayed during August.

Ron Belling exhibition
This event will be our Regional competition: CSA-Eastern Cape Regional. Various sponsors will commit and there will be different prizes categories.
Submit 7 pieces maximum.
To be dropped off at the gallery between 15 august and 1st September.
People from far away (country members) can send pictures via email.
Opening on Tuesday 2nd of November (will run until end of November but pieces will be kept over December).
The gallery takes 25% commission.
People selected will be asked for an entry fee for costs of opening.
The pieces rewarded by prizes will still be up for sale.

This will happen in October and the selection for Eastern Cape pieces will be made in PE on +/- the 20th of September by John Shirley, the traveling selector.

• John Shirley is coming from Johannesburg on +/- the 20th of September and will give a workshop. Fees: R100 for members and R150 for non-members.

• Jeff Oestrich (the award judge for the Nationals) will be coming and give a workshop on the 3rd or 4th of October. He will either give two half days or one full day workshop. Fees: R100 for members and R150 for non-members.

Potter’s fair
The third edition of our Potter’s fair will happen on the 27th and 28th of November 2010. The venue is not determined at this stage.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition - Eastern Cape

Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition

The Ceramics Southern Africa - Eastern Cape Branch is having its launch exhibition "Beyond Objects", opening on the 17th May 2010 @ 6pm at the Red Earth Gallery (NMMU, 2nd Ave Campus). It will showcase more than 15 ceramic artists from the Eastern Cape.

For details, see attached invitation.

Wine and snacks will be served and a Prize of Excellence will award the best piece on show.

We are looking forward to presenting to you beautiful contemporary ceramic creations.

Please if you know people who would be interested, please foward this email to them.

Ceramic Southern Africa - Eastern Cape

Friday, May 7, 2010

Kiln for Sale

Dabeb Kiln, Type: 580, Volts 220, 40 Amps, 8.8 kwSingle Phase, 10 Elements,

Price R9000

Contact Di Wilkinson on 082 331 3649