Thursday, October 25, 2012

For Sale

Low Dabeb wheel with seat – in excellent condition
27 large chipboard bats – which fit perfectly into the bucket of the Dabeb wheel
9 small chipboard bats

The chipboard bats will last a lifetime as they are waterproof. I would like to sell the lot for R6 500.

My mother lives in Melville and can be contacted on her cell phone: 082 854 1173.

DEIDRE WALLACE (previously from KZN and now resident in London). NOTE: I will be in Johannesburg from 1-10 November

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Walkabout and Collection of Work

Pretoria Art Museum cor. Francis Baard (Schoeman) & Wessels Streets Arcadia

This is the final week to see this prestigious exhibition

Saturday 20 October:
14:30 – Walkabout with John Shirley, leading porcelain artist. Not to be missed – the exhibition closes on the 21st !!
This is your last chance to enjoy the exhibition and have the pleasure of experiencing a walkabout with a knowledgeable artist such as John. Judging from comments received after the Walkabout with Eugene Hön on the 13th, those who attend this one are in for another treat!
The Pretoria Art Museum charges an entry fee but is waiving this for people coming for the walkabout on Saturday. Don’t miss out.

Collection of sold and Unsold Work:
Exhibition artists and those who have bought pieces off the exhibition are reminded that work has to be collected on Monday, 22nd October between 10:00 and 14:00 when the exhibition is being dismantled.
If you are unable to do so personally, please ask someone you know to do so on your behalf. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Workshops with Michelle Legg

Michelle Legg will be presenting 2 exciting, fully participating workshops at The Pottery Studio this year;

Saturday 27 th & Sunday 28th October
Time: 9 am to 5pm – Both Days – please bring own lunch, coffee & tea provided
Cost: R900 inclusive of paper clay, slips and firing of your sculpture.
Stylized self portrait terracotta head adorned with personal symbolism or iconography. Michelle will give a PowerPoint Presentation, visually inspiring and historically informative before guiding you through the practical challenges of hand building your own unique representation of an African Terracotta Head. Using photographs or personal charms or mementos for visual reference, preparatory drawings can also be made of your concepts and ideas. Anything that has had an influence on your life that you would like to include. We will explore sgraffito and / or wet paint techniques as well as impressions to adorn and decorate the surface of the sculpture. Beginners welcome.

SATURDAY 24 th November
Time: 9 am to 5 pm – please bring own lunch, coffee & tea provided
Cost: R600 includes model fees, all materials and firing of sculptures.
Michelle will show participants how to work with simple armature using terracotta clay. Participants will learn how to accurately take measurements from the model and how to interpret them into your own work. All levels of experience welcome from absolute beginners to experienced sculptors. We will work with a few quick 'sketches' and then one longer pose..

Space is limited on both these workshops so please contact Colleen or Michelle to reserve your place. Bookings will only be confirmed when paid for in full by eft to account;
C M Lehmkuhl
Standard Bank
Sandton City Branch 018105
Account number 023214112
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions,
Colleen & Michelle 073 481 0889 or 011 463 7262

Friday, October 12, 2012

Franschoek Art in Clay Festival

27 October to 16 November 2012
· 2012 is the second year this lovely event is being held.
· Six art galleries in the village - and a little beyond - will show ceramics for a couple of weeks all at the same time. It works - and it is such a pleasure to wander - Meander! - from gallery to gallery and see so much excellent South African pottery.
· Franschhoek is exactly the right place to do this – there are some good little galleries - and plenty of pit stops for food and liquid refreshments.
· Its a safe village, so your vehicles can be safely parked and left.
· Each gallery does its own thing - showing whatever they choose – which means each venue is a new discovery!

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pottery Wheel for sale

Werner Pottery Wheel in excellent condition. R1,200.00. Modified for easy moving, with cover.
Collection from Pretoria.
Contact Faruk 083 327 3322 / for details.

Monday, October 8, 2012

And The Winners Are........

Internationally acclaimed ceramist Daphne Corregan, from France was the award judge, at this year's Corobrik National Ceramics Exhibition. She presented the prestigious Corobrik Award for the best piece on show , to Delphine Niez from the Eastern Cape. (Pictured above)

The Award for Ceramics for Expression went to Katherine Glenday from the Western Cape and that for Functional Ceramics to David Walters also from the Western Cape. 

Highly commended certificates went to Digby Hoets and Colleen Lehmkuhl from Gauteng and Ann Marais and Gavin Grieve from the Western Cape.

Congratuations to all award winners.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Opening Today

Undoubtedly one of the major events on the South African ceramics calendar is the National Exhibition hosted by Ceramics Southern Africa. This exhibition opens today at the Pretoria Art Museum cor. Francis Baard (Schoeman) & Wessels Streets  Arcadia at 11:30 am and runs until the 21st October.At today's opening, awards totalling R30,000 will be presented by Daphne Corregan, an international ceramic artist from France, and new Fellows of Ceramics Southern Africa will be announced. 

During the run of the exhibition on Saturday October 13 Three well known personalities will present a panel discussion on ceramics at the Pretoria Art Museum 
 At 10.30 a.m. Ronnie Watt, who has one of the finest collections of reduction fired ceramics in South Africa, will speak on Collecting Ceramics., and, withMichael Bernardi, Art Auctioneer from Pretoria, will discuss buying ceramics on auction.For the ceramists and artists who work in clay Michael will also give advice on selling their work on auction. At11.30 a.m. Eugene Hön, from the University of Johannesburg will conduct a walkabout to discuss the work on the Exhibition. 
On Saturday October 20 at 2.30 p.m. John Shirley, well known pocelain ceramist will lead a walkabout and discussion. Ceramic artists, potters and sculptors from all parts of South Africa have had their work selected for this exhibition and it is certainly not to be missed