Saturday, 24 April 2010

It's All Good

Back from a week in Cape town where I presented a workshop at Ceramics Southern Africa's Autumn Workshop at the Clay Museum in Durbanville. Although it did not go as planned (you had to be there) it was all good. It was also great to meet up again with many of the Cape potters and to see some of the wonderful work they are making. It was the first time I saw the completed Stadium in Greenpoint. All ready for the world cup, and quite beautiful, in my opinion.
The stadium in the mist, Cape Town
Since getting back home I have been busy organising my work space. I took delivery of my new kiln yesterday, and have also taken over the Ceramics Southern Africa website, which has taken up quite a chunk of time. I must say though, it's all good.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Bound for Shanghai

I have been asked to participate in an exhibition of South African craft at the World Expo in Shanghai. This image shows 4 of the pieces that I am sending. The exhibition will run from 1st May to 31st October.

Friday, 9 April 2010

New Courses Workshops and Events

From the beginning of May I will be offering a range of ceramic courses, workshops and events at The Pottery Studio in Bryanston, Johannesburg. Visit my website for details. If you would like further information on any of these please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Sofia's Dad's Blog of the Month

Jim Gottuso's blog, Sofia's Dad's Pots is my choice for April's blog of the month. Certainly one of the more active of the ceramic bloggers, Jim keeps us entertained with stories and events of his life as both a father and a potter. he shares his thoughts as well as some of his really interesting inventions, such as glazing posts for bowls and mugs, freely and generously, in his frequent posts. Interspersed with these, are images of Jim's beautifully meticulous work, an example of which is shown here. Jim, all I can say is thank you for sharing your wonderful work, and your enjoyable anecdotes with us as Sofia's Dad. Long may you continue.