A R T I S T

C E R A M I C S

ABOUT

My father was Director of Nature Conservation in the old province of Transvaal. Igrew up spending many hours in the “bush” where I formed an intimate relationship with the African Fauna, Flora and its people.

This is reflected throughout my work from the organic shapes of my clay sculptural forms to the life and botanical drawings on my clay vessels.


My mother was a designer and art needlework artist and my sensitivity in colour is ascribed to her. She taught me Batik as a child and an acute understanding of the use of colour.

After matriculating at Pro Arte school in Pretoria I studied Drama at UCT but returned to my first love mainly Fine Art and did a diploma at Ruth Prowse in Cape Town where I majored in sculpture under Maureen Langley.

It was my love of working in clay that got me exploring Ceramics in Johannesburg where I worked with Caroline Shultz Viera and Lorette Espi in Cape Town and refined the art of Raku and Sagar firing.


I have been working in clay for over 15 years now and am fond of using  scraffito ( the technique of scratching into leather hard clay ) in my free hand drawings usually depicting  natural or organic shapes.


Although I throw on the wheel at times, it is the ancient coiling, hand building technique that I am most attracted to as the shape and volume are more organic and reminiscent of my sculptures .
  

I am also a painter and my life drawing experience is evident in the free hand decorating of my ceramics.
I have had various exhibitions at:-
Steward Gallery,
Upstairs@ Bamboo
POPup in Johannesburg.
Investment art – Julie Miller


My exhibition at Art in the Forest, Cape Town and the Turbine Art Fair in Newtown, Johannesburg sold out.
I had a Solo Exhibition in 2016 at the Julie Miller Investment Art Gallery in the Mall of Africa, Johannesburg and have private clients both locally and internationally.


My work is also in corporate collections both locally and internationally.