‘RE-IMAGINING CLAY IN SOUTH AFRICA IN THE 21ST CENTURY’ – 07 NOV 2020 – 04 JAN 2021

A GROUP EXHIBITION
EBONY/CURATED, Bordeaux House, Franschhoek

Opens Saturday 7th November 2020 (11am – 4pm)
and continues until 4th January 2021.


Artists working in clay often push the boundaries of artistic expression. Through shape, material, academic expression and sheer exuberance they often explore avenues of creation that other artists sometimes struggle with. Ceramicists, potters and artists using clay as their material of choice have historically been labelled as producing purely functional pieces or “craft art” and this has diverted attention away from South Africa’s rich and diverse legacy of fine art ceramics.

In the 21st Century the quality of ceramics produced in South Africa engages with the dialogue of the past whilst at the same time forging a new reference to modernism and a uniquely African contemporary avant-garde.

‘It is a multivalent art form, immersed in a social context, and engaging both the body and the mind’ – Julian Stair (artist and writer)

‘This exhibition incorporates the work of 22 invited artists from across South Africa and only scratches at the surface of talent that South African Ceramicists provide. I invited artists that we had previously exhibited and some I’d always wanted to have the opportunity to show. The inspiration, scale, material and range of works produced for this exhibition are wide; it incorporates sculptural pieces, experimental forms, figurative works, painterly elements and social commentary – a true reflection of the diverse nature of South Africa’s artistic community’ – Marc Stanes, Curator

Participating Artists include Alistair Blair, Ann Marais, Antoinette du Plessis, Astrid Dahl, Ben Orkin, Catherine Brennon, Clementina van der Walt, Dale Lambert, Eugene Hön, Eva Shuman, Frank Nthunya, Hennie Meyer, Ian Garrett, John Newdigate, Katherine Glenday, Léan van der Merwe, Lisa Ringwood, Nicholas Koursaris, Sarah Walters, Sinethemba Xola, Sonja Kastner, Thembi Nala

Works on Exhibition

ALISTAIR BLAIR

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Blair-Alistair-Melt-III-2020-Porcelain-21x12.5

Melt III

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Blair-Alistair-Melt-II-2020-Porcelain-31x10

Melt II

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Blair-Alistair-Melt-I-2020-Porcelain-27x13

Melt I

CATHERINE BRENNON

ASTRID DAHL

ANTOINETTE DU PLESSIS

IAN GARRETT

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Garrett-Ian-Lunate-2020-Burnished-Terracotta-with-Clay-Slips-and-Shell-Impressions-36x40-(1)

Lunate (SOLD)

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Garrett-Ian-Dipole-2020-Burnished-Terracotta-with-Clay-Slips-and-Shell-Impressions-38x41-(1)

Dipole (SOLD)

KATHERINE GLENDAY

EUGENE HÖN

SONJA KASTNER

NICHOLAS KOURSARIS

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Koursaris-Nicholas-Moon-Jar-I-and-II-2020-Stoneware-23x21

Moon Jar I, II

DALE LAMBERT

ANN MARAIS

HENNIE MEYER

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Meyer-Hennie-Crossover-2020-Handbuilt-Black-Earthenware-with-a-Crawl-Glaze-42x42x41

Crossover

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Meyer-Hennie-Positive-Times-2020-Handbuilt-Black-Earthenware-with-a-Crawl-Glaze-47x47x12-(1)

Postive Times

THEMBI NALA

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Nala-Thembi-Ukhamba-IV-2020-Pit-Fired-Clay-20x46

Ukhamba IV

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Nala-Thembi-Ukhamba-III-2020-Pit-Fired-Clay-43x42

Ukhamba III

JOHN NEWDIGATE

CLEMENTINA VAN DER WALT

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Introspection

FRANK NTHUNYA

BEN ORKIN

LISA RINGWOOD

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Ringwood-Lisa-Shades-2020-Hand-Painted-Ceramic-54x25-(1)

Shades

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Ringwood-Lisa-Howdy-Neighbour-I-2020-Hand-Painted-Ceramic-65x29-(2)

Howdy Neighbour I

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Ringwood-Lisa-Howdy-Neighbour--2020-Hand-Painted-Ceramic-62x27-(1)

Howdy Neighbour

EVA SHUMAN

LÉAN VAN DER MERWE

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van-der-Merwe-Léan-Sedimentary-2019-Stoneware-Clay-and-Stoneware-Glaze-and-18-carat-gold-lustre-42x3.5

Sedimentary

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van-der-Merwe-Léan-Magma-Earth-(sizes-vary,-priced-each)-2019-Stoneware-Clay-and-Stoneware-Glaze

Magma Earth

SARAH WALTERS

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Walters-Sarah-Untitled-(sizes-vary,-45-pieces)-2020-Porcelain

Untitled

SINETHEMBA XOLA