Friday, 31 December 2010


the New Year is here and we welcome it in with joyous fervour, hoping it holds many pleasures in store. But before I do that I want to briefly reflect on the year just completed and what it meant to me. On the up side I started running regular classes, courses and workshops at the pottery studio in Bryanston. These have been most successful and I will be continuing with these in 2011.
I attended a wonderful workshop in England with Sasha Wardell which truly was one of the highlights of the year as well as my visit to the V & A museum's Ceramics wing. I met so many wonderful people during the year through my teaching and travel and also through Ceramics S A, for whom I was the national selector at this year's National Exhibition and also I was honoured as a Fellow of this association this year.
Sadly my teaching at the University of Johannesburg as well as the Ceramic Department at that institution came to an end in 2010.
Looking ahead I see a full and exciting year. There are numerous exhibitions ahead along with the teaching and the continued exploration and hopefully development of my own work, for which I will have more time this year as well as some exciting marketing prospects which you will read about on these pages shortly. I am also very pleased to have been asked to be on a selection committee of an international ceramic competition in 2011 which is indeed an honour!
As we greet the year ahead with a renewed enthusiasm, may it be filled with many rewards for us all. Here's hoping that 2011 is the year that sees your dreams becoming reality, and may you all experience health, peace and prosperity!