Sunday, 21 March 2010

'Clay as Canvas' at Olievenhuis

On Friday evening 'Clay as Canvas' opened at Olievenhuis in Bloemfontein. Above is a view of the magnificent building from accross the lawns. I was asked to open the exhibition as well as to act as the awards judge. The images below show a wide shot of part of the exhibition and also a selection of my work
as guest artist.

The event continued over the weekend with a number of workshops, demonstrations and firings. It was so wonderful to experience the dedication and entusiasm of  the organisers as well as the local ceramic community. The entire event was a resounding success and I was honoured to be a part of it. The exhibition will continue until 18th April so please if you are in the vicinity of Bloemfontein do yourself a favour and visit this exciting exhibition in this magnificent setting.

3 comments:

jimgottuso said...

congrats on the show john... it looks great. i'd like to see your work that's in that case larger, i'm sure they're beautimous as always

John Shirley said...

Thanks Jim, Forgot to take camera so image taken with phone, a bit dismal, will be sent some better images and will put them up at a later stage. Your comments, as always, are most appreciated.

Eugene Hon said...

Wragtig pragtig meneer Shirley - the space is great and your work looks amazing in the cabinet. Hope sales go well.