Thursday, July 21, 2011


Catherine, Heather and Lisa request the pleasure of your company
at the opening of an exhibition of recent ceramic works.

There will be a discussion and a “walk-about” at 3pm
on the day the exhibition opens.
Refreshments will be served.

OPENING: Saturday 6th August 2011 - 10am to 5pm
PREVIEW: Friday 5th August 2011 - 10am to 5pm
TEL: 011 447 5804 MOBILE: 083 377 9076
ADDRESS: 153 Jan Smuts Avenue - Parkwood

GALLERY HOURS: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm - Saturday 10am to 5 pm
And any other time by appointment – and with great pleasure!
Secure parking on the Property

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Winter Workshop (Western Cape Region)

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Workshop at University of Johannesburg

Former curator at the Nelson Mandela Art Museum, Wendy Gers currently lectures at l’Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design, Valenciennes, France. She has authored various museum catalogue articles, and published in journals including Art South Africa, Ceramic Review, Stephen Welz & Sotheby's etc. She completed her MA (cum laude) on South African potteries from the 1950s and is currently undertaking her doctoral studies at the University of the Arts, London. Gers is a Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg.
Venue: FADA Building, Bunting Road Campus, Room LG 35 in morning and FADA auditorium in afternoon.
Southern African Ceramics Workshop
9pm-1am (with a tea break) Southern African Ceramics Workshop: An overview of principal Modern potteries in Southern Africa, including a consideration of the problematics associated with the integration of indigenous traditions into Modern Western media (glazed stoneware domestic and artistic pottery).
The morning commences with a review of major trends and landmarks in Southern African ceramics from the 1950s to present. This will be followed with an informal round-table, where participants (potters / ceramists / artists) will requested to bring a work for discussion, and offer their opinion on 'where to now' with respect to their own work.
1pm-2pm Lunch (light lunch -- sandwiches provided)
2pm-3pm Lecture: SA Ceramics Industry 1655-1950 - The Colonial Cringe - A Postcolonial Perspective.
This lecture will survey the establishment of the ceramics industry in South Africa, from the earliest VOC pottery to the post-war period. Why did South Africa have such difficult time establishing a ceramics industry. The industry struggled intensely against a variety of difficulties, including the flotsam and jetsam of imported British and European ceramics. The lecture will also consider other factors influencing the industry, especially a sense of psychological inferiority experienced by the young nation. As we will see, the colonial cringe endured well into postcolonial period...
Venue: FADA Building, Bunting Road Campus, Room LG 35 in morning and FADA auditorium in afternoon.
For further information please contact Leora Farber:
Please note that booking for the Friday workshop is essential.
Please contact Leora Farber -- -- to book a place.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tea Light workshop with Michelle Legg

Date: Saturday 23rd July 2011
Venue: Tshwane South College, Centurion Campus 
Time: 10:00-16:00
Cost: Members: R350 – Non members R450
Bookings: Cynthia @ 011 791 5153 / email:
This is a participating workshop. Porcelain will be sponsored by CPS.

Participants need to bring:
Ø Clean modelling and cutting tools, especially a very sharp knife or NT cutter.
Ø Lace or stamps to impress in the clay.
Ø An apron, small container for water and small sponge.
Ø A small paint bush for applying slip.
Ø A rolling pin.

Directions to Tshwane South College, Centurion Campus
Please note: the Trichardt Road off ramp to the Tshwane South College is closed.
Herewith the directions for the alternative route
Drive on the N14 pass the Jean Avenue off ramp.
Take the first off ramp after the Jean Avenue off ramp, that is the M10, Wierda Road, Sunderland Ridge off ramp.
Turn left towards Garsfontein. At the first traffic light, turn left (Selbourne Avenue).
Turn left at the traffic circle (there is no indication of a street name). Carry on until you reach Tshwane South College on the right hand side. It is opposite the on ramp to the N14 South.