Saturday, February 23, 2013

Clay Festival 2013

Sat/Sun 2/3 March

Please remember that this event is only held every two years – so don’t miss out on
 Attending workshops presented by well known ceramists covering a wide variety of techniques;
           Visiting the exciting new addition to Clay Festival - Ceramics in Action - where you will be able to watch seven well known artists working on their own projects over the two day period by purchasing a 2-day pass;
  Admiring the foyer upon entering the venue which will be decorated by Digby Hoets;
                    Visiting the Trade Hall with leading suppliers on site with new stocks, books, giving lots of advice, demonstrations and a friendly chat;
        Watching demonstrations of wheelwork and an ongoing sculpture building exercise as well as demonstrations of various techniques by member Teaching Studios in the Trade Hall;
   Visiting the Ceramics Southern Africa stand which will be situated in the front of the Trade Hall selling old and new books, magazines and promotional items. Friendly representatives will be available with lots of information, advice and goodwill. Ceramics SA Fellows will also be doing duty on the stand;
    Buying a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize donated by the three visiting Cape ceramists - Madoda Fani, Lisa Firer and Charmaine Haines and one from Digby Hoets of Gauteng;
    Enjoying a delicious array of homemade goodies, salads, soups and refreshments again being offered by Flavours Deli & Bistro in the cafĂ© area in the Trade Hall where they will also be selling their superb bottled products;
last but not least
using the motivation from Clay Festival 2013
to inspire your pieces for the upcoming Regional Exhibition
at MuseuMAfricA Newtown from 14 to 28 April 2013
Booking forms available from the Secretary – 011 791 5153

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

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Samsara by Poorvi Bhana
An M Tech Fine Art degree exhibition
Poorvi Bhana's new work will be exhibited from February 17 through March 03 in the national
museum of natural history located in Pretoria.
As in the past, the backbone of her work is invocation, however she re-interprets this theme through
new media as she explores the ceramics process in greater depth.
The exhibition will be officially opened by Runette Kruger, faculty member of Tshwane university's
department of fine and applied art, with a key note address by Michael Nixon from the University of
Cape Town. Two public walkabouts are scheduled on Feb 23 at 14:00 and Feb 27 at 10:00, featuring
leading ceramicist John Shirley and Tshwane university's own Jan van der Merwe respectively.
Attendance to the walkabouts is free of charge.
The exhibition will feature a collection of installations by Poorvi, who has already featured
prominently as finalist and prize-winner at Sasol's new signatures art competition, the Thami Mnyele
fine art competition and ceramics SA's regional exhibition in 2012.
Admission to the Museum costs R25 and includes secure parking and a map. The museum operates
Monday through Sunday from 08:00 until 16:00
Additional Information may be obtained through or 071 881 9610

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Western Cape AGM, March 9th

The AGM will take place at the Cape Town Castle in the Good Hope Gallery above Fired on Saturday March 9th
8h00- 9h00 Continental breakfast courtesy CSA
9h00 to 10h30 AGM
10h30 to 11h00 Esther Esmyol conducts a walkabout of the Dinner for 101 place setting exhibition in Lady Anne Barnard Banqueting Hall
11h00 to 11h30 Judy Bryant will present an illustrated talk on her visit to Helsinki when that city was World Design capital. She will discuss Finnish design with emphasis on ceramics and her visit to the Arabia ceramic factory.
Esther Esmyol is the curator of the Iziko Social History Collection which includes ceramics She has extensive knowledge of South African ceramics and was instrumental in establishing the Granary Gallery ‘s FIRED installation at the Castle and initiated the 101 place settings exhibition in 2012
Judy Bryant is a public relations and media services provider, with a strong interest in design and heritage. She visited Helsinki in September 2012, during its International Design Week. The presentation gives a brief overview of Finland and its design movement; explanation of how Helsinki rolled out WDC2012, with examples of diverse projects, what potential WDC2014 holds for SA and information and images of a visit to the Arabia ceramics factory, and the latest ceramic home-ware range just launched by iittala, in collaboration with six of Finland’s leading designers. 

Monday, February 4, 2013