Antoinette du Plessis

Artwork by Antoinette du Plessis


Antoinette has been living in Cape Town for many years though she hails from Pretoria.  A satisfying career in textile design came to an end when her business Sway Textiles closed down in 2018 and she made the change to full-time ceramics, which she had started in 2013.

Mostly interested in plants and animals as subject matter, but in caricature and cartooning as well, Antoinette is also inspired by ancient and classic African art, Stone Age archaeology and Frida Kahlo.

She holds an MA degree in Art History from Wits University and has been a member of Ceramics SA Western Cape for several years.