In this latest edition of our Artist of the Month series, we celebrate the extraordinary diversity and vitality of contemporary South African ceramics. We focus particularly on recent works by 10 women ceramists, who have become renowned for their striking, individual contributions to the art of clay:
Louise Gelderblom, Clementina van der Walt, Wiebke von Bismarck, Helen Vaughan, Laura du Toit, Martine Jackson, Carolyn Heydenrych, Melanie Hillebrand, Kendal Warren and Sisanda Mbana.
"We don't need to agonise over the boundaries between 'art' and 'craft' any more than we should be separating art and life. The boundary is between the creative exuberance of being human and the monotony of an existence dependent on mass production - objects, food, values, aspirations.
Making is personal.
Making is shared.
Making is a celebration of who we are."
(Jeanette Winterson: From her catalogue essay of the Jerwood Contemporary Makers Exhibition, Kilkenny, Ireland 2011).
Running at Rose Korber Art, 48 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town from 25 March to 30 April 2011. Please click here for a map. Gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm (Mondays to Fridays), and on Saturdays and Sundays by appointment. For further information, please contact Rose Korber or Valerie Botha at Rose Korber Art on tel (021) 438 9152, fax (021) 438 6262, mobile 083 261 1173 or 082 781 6144, and click here to email us.