Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Potters / Christmas Market at the Association of Arts Pretoria

Chris Patton's work at our last market

Sunday 7 December 2014 from 10h00 to 16h00

Many of us do not know that there are many galleries and studios in Pretoria and where they are located.   To guide art lovers, a group of gallery owners, curators and artists decided to organize an ART MEANDER so to call, art-roundabout, on the first Sunday of every month from 10h00 to 17h00.   This meander gives art lovers the unique opportunity to plan their visits to galleries and studios in a leisurely manner, to explore and to enjoy the company of other lovers of the arts and to continually discover new works of art. 

To coincide with the monthly ART MEANDER the Association of Arts Pretoria will host a Pottery/Christmas market on its premises on Sunday, 7 December 2014 from 10h00 to 16h00.  There will be an exhibition by Elizabeth Riding inside the gallery with the ‘Pottery Market’ tables surrounding the building – this is where ceramic artists can meet the public and discuss their work on offer.  It is a unique opportunity for Ceramics SA members to interact with those persons who come to look and buy and with one another.

The cost of a table is R200-00 per exhibitor.  Tables will be provided by the Association of Arts, exhibitors must however bring their own tablecloths, chairs, umbrellas, gazebos, etc.  No commission will be taken and each member is responsible for his or her sales.  Exhibitors can start setting up between 08h30 and 09h30 in order to be ready for the public at 10h00.  We are certain that we will have a good turn out and that this Potters market on Sunday 7 December 2014 will be the beginning of a two monthly market on our premises.
To book a table please complete the enclosed booking form and email to before 15 November 2014.   Table fees must be paid into the Association’ of Arts bank account upon booking.  

Association of Arts Pretoria | ABSA | Brooklyn Branch (632005) | 1500173900
Reference:  Name and Surname

For more details contact Pieter or Nandi on 012 346 3100 or

Kind regards
Pieter & Nandi

Association of Arts Pretoria

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nici Brockwell Exhibition

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

For Sale

TYPE:        640
VOLTS:      380
PHASE:      3+N
SER NO:    DK 964
AMP:        15/PHASE
K.W.:        9.9
CODE:      2082312
Price:  R9 000.00 onco

with 0,37kW motor for R2800.00 (picture attached)
R2 800.00

has a plate on the front which reads "Clayman Pottery Equipment" - measures 930 x 490
R4 500.00 onco

Lesley Bekker
Neophitou Family Administrator
Cnr William Nicol Drive and Ormonde Street, Bryanston
P.O Box 67558,Bryanston 2021
Tel: +27 11 700 – 9026 or 082 852 6499
Fax: +27- (0)86-505-1098

Sunday, October 5, 2014

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"In my work I use ceramic vessels (izinkamba) as a premise to challenge, question, comment on certain aspects of rules and laws that serve as guidelines when creating ceramic vessel. I use them to comment on social and personal aspects of my life. My vessels are designed with a variety of angular, straight and geometric patterns that make reference to “amasumpa”".

“I also introduce other material on the surface of the vessel such as goat hide and I consciously create the imbalance when the vessel is seated and slightly skewing the vessel giving it a tilted appearance. In addition to this I break its functionality by closing its top which again challenges the notion of how traditional pots are viewed in terms of use and their function,” he explains.

“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

Potters' Market this Saturday

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