October – November 2014
Rust-en-Vrede and the Clay Museum in Durbanville will be hosting an Anglo Oriental retrospective exhibition, an invitational contemporary exhibition of work in the same genre and in the CUBE an exhibition of tea bowls inspired by and in the style of Anglo Oriental ceramics.
Magdalene Odundo will be giving a full day workshop demonstrating how she produces her beautiful hand built vessels, explaining her firing methods and the philosophy and background to her ceramic aesthetic.
Magdalene Odundo was born in Kenya. She trained and worked in advertising, commercial art and graphics in Kenya before going to England where she studied ceramics. She spent 3 months at the Abuja Training Centre in Nigeria where she learnt to make pots in the traditional Gwari techniques under the guidance of Ladi Kwali and Lami Toto and throwing under Peter Gboko and Abu Karo.
Magdalene received her BA 3DD Ceramics at West Surrey College of Art & Design ( UCA ) and MA ((RCA ) at the Royal College of Art. She is professor of Ceramics at University for the Creative Arts
( UCA ) Farnham , Surrey and is based at it’s Craft Study Centre.
Magdalene has exhibited widely and achieved many accolades for her unique vessels that draw inspiration from her interest in a pottery narrative and dialogue that is universal to all cultures, that of making pots and vessels.
Diarise Saturday 15 November for an extraordinary wonderful day.
This exhibition showcases the finest ceramics produced by members of Ceramics SA. The award judge is Magdalene Odundo International ceramic icon.
The exhibition will be held in the Great Cellar, Alphen Estate, Constantia, Cape Town.
Enquiries Ralph Johnson; firstname.lastname@example.org