Seven major Art Galleries in and around Franschhoek take part in Art in Clay Festival a month long feast of Ceramics. Each art gallery chooses their own stable of ceramic artists to display, so each venue is completely unique and the idea is to meander from gallery to gallery having a different experience at each one.
Galleries taking part this year are La Motte and Grande Provence wine estates, and in the village EBONY, IS Art, Art in the Yard, Kim Donaldson Gallery and David Walters at the Ceramics Gallery in Dirkie Uys Street.
The openings will be held on the 25th October 2014 and the exhibitions end 30th November 2014. Details from David Walters 021 8764304, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.davidwalters.co.za
Saturday 25 OCTOBER from 3:00 pm three rolling openings at
EBONY, IS Art and the Ceramics Gallery – combines the Marriott Classic Music Festival with the annual Art in Clay Festival. Three exhibition openings, complimentary food and wine and spontaneous snippets of music on the hour (3:00, 4:00 & 5:00 pm) are to be enjoyed in a surprise package. The galleries, all within walking distance of each other, host openings with a twist.
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.
Christo Giles, Graham Bolland, David Schlapobersky + Felicity Potter, David Walters, Paul de Jongh, Yogi de Beer, Andrew Walford, Lindsay Scott, Steve Shapiro, Anton van der Merwe, Digby Hoets, John Ellis, Ian Glenny, Garth Meyer, Nico Liebenberg, Chris Patton.
There will also be four retrospective exhibitions of potter that worked in the Anglo Oriental tradition in the Clay Museum. Retrospectives by Brian Haden, Esias Bosch, Tim Morris, and Hyme Rebinowitz.
13 November 2014 to 31 January 2015 CSA
This exhibition has two parts; Heritage exhibition of African vessels from the Iziko collection and a CSA members exhibition of smoked fired vessels inspired by this genre.
Opening on Thursday 13 November at 6pm, opening speaker Professor Magdalene Odundo. Iziko Slave Lodge, Adderley Street Cape Town Open Monday to Saturday 10h00 to 17h00
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; email@example.com
On Saturday 22nd November an explosion of ceramics will erupt in Rondebosch park where members of Ceramics Southern Africa hold their bi annual Potters Market. A wide spectrum of hand made ceramics is on sale from functional ware to ornamental bowls to sculpture. The market is open for business from 8am until 3pm. Rondebosch Park is on the corner Campground and Sandown Roads Rondebosch, Cape Town. Entry is free, dogs are welcome and there is ample street parking. Live demonstrations, trade stands and children’s play area. Refreshments are on sale in the food court. For more information please contact Iris Stuck on 021 7155531