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ADDRESS:
7 Hawthorne Close
Tokai 7945

CONTACT:
Tel: 021 712 0956 Cell: 082 4558728 Email: yvonnemartin@cybersmart.co.za

MARTIN, YVONNE

I started doing pottery in 1991 when a friend decided to give lessons. I joined her class and enjoyed the feel of the clay and the thrill of being creative. From there I went to Graham and Kim Bolland’s classes, then to Angelique Kirk, where I was introduced to porcelain. I loved the soft, smooth feel of this clay and the way it looked when it was fired and glazed.

In 1998 I enrolled at the Cape College and under the expert tuition of Dr Ralph Johnson, I completed N4, N5 (with distinction) and at Paarl College N6 (with distinction).

I work in my studio in Tokai, Cape Town, using mainly porcelain, making hand and wheel thrown functional pieces.

I continue to l attend Ralph’s “master-classes” at his studio, where I find the interaction with other potters/ceramists very stimulating , we learn from each other and encourage each other to “take things further”.

I also enjoy working in red stoneware, although it is difficult to have the two clays in the same studio, but occasionally I indulge in some fun planters and other red clay pieces.

I have taken part in various exhibitions, including Regional and National exhibitions of Ceramics South Africa.