Saturday, 27 March 2010

Andrew Walford, Book Launch and Exhibition

It is so wonderful to see the work of a true master in his field. Andrew Walford currently has work on show at the Apple i Store in Sandton and it is truly a joy to the viewer. The exhibition features bowls and vases as well as a number of magnificent enormous 'tiles'. This high fired reduction-fired stoneware is enhanced by Andrew's magnificent glazes and his masterful brushwork. Coupled with this show of work is the launch of the book 'A Potter's Tale in Africa' on the life and work of Andrew Walford. I urge you to see the exhibition in this stunning venue off Sandton drive on Alice lane in the Apple i Store. The show will continue until mid April and is not to missed if you have any interest in ceramics at all.

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.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Wonderful Musing.........

This month I have chosen Carole Epp's 'musing about mud' as the blog of the month. This blog offers invaluable information to all ceramists on a continual basis. Want to know what is happening at any time in the world of ceramics, or what competitions or exhibitions are coming up, musing about mud is the place to find all this and  much more. Thank you so much Carole for this truly incredible service. It is one of the blogs I have to visit every time I am online.
Also check out Carole's own beautiful work on her personal website