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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Saturday 15 November 2014
at his studio at 125, Springfield Rd, Carlswald, Midrand
www.digbyhoets.com 011 468 2591 082 927 6606 firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTIONS: From N1 take New Rd off ramp and follow signs for Crowthorne. Turn left at traffic light into 7th Rd (Indigo Nursery) and first right into Springfield. The studio is the second property on the left and has a wooden fence. Use the second gate which will be open. GPS S 25° 58’46 E 28° 06’21
28 October - 16 November 2014
Main & Mezzanine Galleries
This exhibition consists of an installation of porcelain works and drawings that reflect a personal interpretation of the garden, using both fine art and botanical approaches.
The porcelain works and drawings explore plant forms and garden implements. While the garden is traditionally seen as a “piece of ground” (Allen,1990:485) adjoining a house, this exhibition explores the garden as representing growth, adornment, and refuge; a reflection of metamorphosis and life cycles, migration, and the changing of seasons. This transience and fragility is echoed in the use of porcelain, itself delicate and translucent.
The exhibition postulates the garden as a metaphor of our lives; representative of our present, yet intrinsically linked with our past in terms of self, culture, spirituality, circumstance, emotion, social standing, labour and the heritage of colonialism. This heritage is explored using indigenous and exotic plants from my garden and the Botanic Gardens.
This interpretation of the garden encourages the viewer to personalise, re-think and re-conceptualise past gardens of memory, and those of the present in a way which both make the garden meaningful, tangible and uniquely relevant to their lives.
In addition, it demonstrates the importance of the garden, whether public or private, as a reflection of our lives.
- Siobhan O'Reagain
Monday, November 10, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
|Chris Patton's work at our last market|
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
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“My vessels are inspired by traditional domestic vessels that were previously produced for functional purposes. However, I bring in a distinct voice, a design identity, that reflects my ideologies and my thoughts. This then transforms the vessel giving it a totally unique look that is contemporary and reflective of today’s culture,” he continues.
“In essence my work subverts and challenges the traditional canons of vessel making. I achieve this by playing around with essential elements of traditional domestic vessels, such as the form of the vessel, shape, size and the inconsistence of a design on the surface of the vessel. I am mostly interested in the design the shape and the form of the vessel which gives a voice to my work.”
Luthuli graduated in Fine Art at DUT in 2011. He is a regular participant in group exhibitions and showcases across the country, and had work in Earth Revelations: A Conversation in Clay in 2012 in New York. In 2013 he was awarded Highly Commended Certificate at the Ceramics Southern Africa, Regional Exhibition held at KZNSA in Durban; in 2012 he was given a Merit Award at the Ceramics Southern Africa, Regional Exhibition held at Art Space Durban and in 2010 he was a Premier Award winner at the Ceramics Southern Africa, National Exhibition held at The Gallery at Grande Provence. (Western Cape Region).
A series of workshops, walkabouts and events will accompany the exhibition.
The Durban Art Gallery (DAG) is open seven days a week: Monday until Saturday from 8.30am until 4pm, and Sunday from 11am until 4pm. Entry is free and all are welcome! For more info, contact the Gallery on 031 311 2264 / 9 or
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Only requires single phase, domestic power supply.
Comes with fully programmable Van Tuyl micro processor, digital controller, connection cable, flexible conduit and main switch.
Includes 9 shelves protected by kiln wash and 18 props.
Capable of firing the full range of ceramic wares up to porcelain temps.
Amount: R18 000
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
On Heritage Day the 24th September a professional storyteller will bring the Hare(i)tage exhibition, at the Origins Centre to life.
The artist will be available for walkabouts at 9.30 am and 11am.
ENTRANCE IS FREE, the SAHARA exhibition is still running, the permanent exhibits are gorgeous and Café Fino's coffee rocks.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
|One of Eunice's exquisite pieces|
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Part time pottery studio assistant required in Randburg area
Must have good references. Experience with wheel work, hand work and glazing required. One day per week OR WHEN NEEDED. Must have a good character, honest, gentle, good with kids and hard working. You will be required to teach kids wheel work and do wheel throwing, glazing, slab rolling, wedging, recycling of clay and cleaning the studio occasionally. Must live close to Randburg or Cresta shopping mall area. Contact Heleen at: email@example.com
Friday, May 9, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Ruthanne is an expert in the art of soda glazing, and has published a highly acclaimed book on the subject “Soda Glazing” published by A&C Black. Ruthanne’s ceramics are distinct in several respects. Foremost is the method she uses to create her work. “All of my work is thrown and manipulated while wet on the wheel. In an attempt to capture the softness in the finished piece, I do very little turning, and when the turning is done, it mainly happens at the soft stage. After firing and transforming the clay to stone, that softness can still be seen.” Her work is very organic and imprecise. She draws her inspiration from the natural world around her and the energy in the evolving landscape. Ruthanne’s second unique approach is in her firing technique. She uses a combination of wood and gas – uses no glazes but instead slips and the heated ash to transform her work. The careful stacking of the kiln encourages the flow of the flame and vapour through the chamber and around the pots.“Sodium vapour glazing emphasises the marks and rhythms of making, picks out every line. Spouts and lips for pouring, handles to invite lifting and balance, feet for stability and elegance – these are some aspects of looking at function and sharing with others which hold my attention when making pots. My inspiration comes mainly from the natural world around me and the energy in the evolving landscape, celebrating the rhythms and creative forces of the earth and the human body.”
Come and learn her techniques... see Ruthanne demonstrate throwing, manipulating and assembling pieces while fresh on the wheel. She will also share a slide presentation of her techniques for creating slip-decorated stoneware vapour fired in a wood/gas kiln. To find out more about Ruthanne, visit her website: www.ruthannetudball.com.
Take Hennie Meyer’s advice: “Everyone working with clay should attend this workshop, whether they throw or not. Ruthanne works with clay in a magical way, really understanding and working with the properties of soft clay. I think this is the workshop that people will refer to as the one they wish they had attended." The 3-day workshop will be held at Millstone Pottery in McGregor, from 26 to 28 April 2013 and will cost R3 000, including meals. You will have an opportunity to put pots into a wood-fired soda kiln during the workshop.
- Art in the Forest, Cape Town on 23 April
- NMMU, Port Elizabeth on 3 May
- The Pottery Studio, Bryanston, Gauteng on 6th May
Monday, February 3, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Cape Pottery Supplies is no longer importing it.
I would like to know whether anyone has bags (opened; hard; whatever) of Southern Ice, lying around their studios, that they would be willing to sell.
Alternatively, I am happy to organise a shipment, if I have enough committed porcelain workers to make it viable.
Please contact me.
Hazel: 083 600 4435