Saturday, April 27, 2013

Coffee & Chocolate Expo

Your attention is drawn to this upcoming event. It has been suggested by the organisers that ceramic artists may be interested in participating as items pertaining to the drinking of coffee and chocolate such as mugs, cups, sugar bowls, jugs, etc. could be of supplementary interest and stand holders will be allowed to sell on a retail basis – which may be quite lucrative.
Please note that Ceramics SA will not be participating in this event, and any member interested in taking a stand should contact Lauren Thompson directly (details below).
Members who may wish to consider collaborating on a shared stand and –
· Can make contact with each other directly on a personal level, or
· Liaise by sending out an email to the member list through this office (which also includes mention on our website blog page).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ultra-Furn Regional Exhibition: All The Winners

G & W Mineral Resources Premier Award: Claire Waters

Ndebele Mining & Milling Award: Rosemarie Marriott

Glazecor cc Award: Ria Scheepbouwer

Lionheart Chemical Enterprises Award: Madoda Fani

Belmont Ceramics Award: Erna Ziegelmeier

Potters Supplies and Mail Order Award:
Caroline Janse van Rensburg

Van Tuyl Kilns and Furnaces
New Signatures Award:
Claudia Postaremczak

Highly Commended: Cecilia Robinson

Highly Commended: Nic Sithole

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Walkabouts at the Gauteng Regional Exhibition

Three well known personalities and Fellows of Ceramics Southern Africa will lead walkabouts and discussions during the exhibition

WEDNESDAY – 17 APRIL – 14:00 - Eugene Hön and John Shirley

Eugene Hön -
taught as a lecturer at the TWR from 1986-1989, was Programme Leader Ceramic Dept. from 1990-1999, HoD Three Dimensional Design-Jewellery, Industrial Design & Ceramics in 1999, Acting Dean, FADA 2000, Executive Dean FADA 2001-2006 and since 2007 has been Senior Lecturer Ceramic Design at what is now the University of Johannesburg. 
He has work in the permanent Corobrik Collection at the Pretoria Art Museum and has served on many committees, societies and professional bodies.
Eugene has exhibited and been involved in commission projects since 1985 and is avid about what he does and makes a valuable contribution in his field of expertise.

John Shirley -
has held a number of solo exhibitions and participated in a number of group exhibitions since 1972 throughout South Africa, and has been participating in APSA/Ceramics SA Regional and National Exhibitions since 1975. He has also exhibited his crystal glazed ware at the South African Embassy in Japan. 
John was the Programme Leader and lecturer in Ceramic Design at the University of Johannesburg since 2003 and currently lectures there in a part-time capacity.
He now runs his mentorship Programme on a regular basis and also teaches ceramics at The Pottery Studio in Bryanston
He has numerous pieces in the Corobrik Collection in Pretoria and had a piece selected for the 5th World Ceramic Biennale in Korea (CEBIKO) 2009. 

WEDNESDAY – 24 APRIL – 12  noon - Wendy Goldblatt

Wendy runs her own teaching studio, works in stoneware and porcelain and has exhibited at Regional and National exhibitions. 
She enjoys teaching – “making ceramics is sometimes a lonely occupation and teaching keeps you in touch with people and makes you look at things through other eyes”.  She enjoys attending courses on different aspects of ceramics and received inspiration through Suzette Munnik’s course on Background/Foreground. She specializes in one off porcelain and stoneware pieces with an emphasis on decoration.
Wendy started the South African Crafts Council with Eugene Hön in 1991 as she felt the crafts in South Africa needed an umbrella body to represent them on broader issues. 

SATURDAY – 27 APRIL – 14:00 - John Shirley
will lead another walkabout and discussion before the exhibition closes on the 28th of April.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pottery Supply Shop in Greenside, Johannesburg

The Clay Fox pottery supply shop is open within Papercake Trading’s premises- 38 Gleneagles Road, Greenside Johannesburg

We stock a variety of under glazes, earthenware & stoneware glazes, Duncan glazes and an assortment of clays.
We also have a variety of tools, accessories and other indispensable items for any studio small or large.
We still have some stock ex ‘The Clay Pot’ - glazes both earthenware and stoneware.
Please note that orders for large quantities of premix glazes, kiln furniture or raw materials and plaster will have to be pre ordered telephonically and will take approximately one week to get to our premises in Greenside for collection.
Delivery can be organized in Johannesburg areas for a fee on request.
PLEASE NOTE CASH ONLY – no credit card facilities/EFT on request.
Contact Andrea Fox Van Stryp on 082 396 9887 or email


Owner selling her whole small factory plus stock and all the equipment -
· 5 kilns
· 3 wheels
· bats and tools
· deco wheels
· pulse pug
· shelving, rack tables, etc.
· client list and recipes
Lock stock and barrel.
Price: R150 000 o.n.o.
Contact: Hilary Hartley - 082 801 8152 - 071 324 0400 to arrange viewing and discuss directions               -GPS: S 26 13. 927 E 28 39. 267