Friday, 28 October 2011

Today, I love copper...

We all need a little bling in our lives. I am loving the combination of matte and shiny, dusty and polished, black, white and copper...

Monday, 17 October 2011

I am loving pincushions...

The pincushions are absolutely exquisite this year. Driving over Ou Kaapse Weg this weekend, the mountain is ablaze with these flame orange and yellow curious wonders.
I love the combination of charcoal black ceramics with the orange flowers. It seems reminiscent of how nature regenerates itself after the fires that occasionally ravage the mountain.
So, in homage to beautiful Cape Town and Table Mountain....

Friday, 7 October 2011

Today, I love circles...

I have not made plates in such I long time. Sometimes, it is good to step away for a while and then come back  with fresh eyes and a new approach. I am really pleased with these, they were conceived in a very spontaneous way with black marker and tippex in the dead of the night. It is also fun to get back into printing methods, like stencilling, I haven't used since college days.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Food and Art

This my offering for the Art in Clay  festival lunch to be hosted by La Quatier Francais and IS ART later in the month. I am excited to see what Margot Janse of The Tasting Room creates to serve on this bowl.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

I am looking forward to...Art in Clay in Franschoek

I am looking forward to a weekend of beautiful ceramics at the "Art in Clay"festival in Franschoek"  this weekend. This promises to be a fabulous outing with something for everyone at the participating galleries, markets and restaurants.

This is my submission of works to be showcased at the IS ART Gallery. I am enjoying a more spontaneous approach to ceramics thanks to the Infocus workshop I attended through VANSA. Thank you,Kai!
"Sensing" is a series of black clay canvases incorporating wire, cloth and upholstery tacks.The clay underwent  tremendous stress as I pushed the limitations of the medium and this became an integral part of the aesthetic of the piece.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Today, I love red thread ...

According to an ancient Chinese belief, an invisible red thread connects a new-born's soul to all those, present and in the future, who will play a part in that child's life. Through time, those threads shorten, bringing those fated unions closer together. 
I love that story. It makes me think of a bloodline that connects all humanity.