Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ceramic Conversations


Yes, its been a while, I've even forgotten how all this works, thanks to those that still take a peak at this blog, I will keep it more updated and join it to the behind the stories of the new images that appear on the flickr stream...

The new year of 2011 is already in it's second week and it was a lovely welcoming change to go the Irma Stern museum and be absorbed in the wonderful ceramic work of Clementina van der Walt and Hennie Meyer. The exhibition is aptly named:"Ceramic Conversations" and runs until the 15th of January 2011.




"Dinner Installation" of Clementina's work at the Irma Stern Museum.





Some detail of beautiful plates. Great portraits and use of colours.






Irma Stern's studio at the museum, love this space and the old potter's kick-wheel in the background.



As you proceed upstairs to the actual exhibition, a kaleidoscope of colour and shapes of these quirky wall hanging vases welcome you... absolutely stunning.





More surprises around every corner, some black & white work from Clementina.





Some of Hennie Meyer's work, love the very organic shapes with this surface treatment and "cheeky" looking handles.




Hennie Meyer's Teapots




Beautifully applied functionality and yet standing proudly as "art pieces".

And more of this later, if you happen to be in Cape Town, take time out to enjoy two of our very successful and inspiring Ceramic Artists in South Africa.

Have a wonderful, inspiring and calming 2011.

3 comments:

Steffi said...

Hello my dear Anja!Nice to hear from you again in your blog.Yes, I wish I could be with you in CT so we could go some ceramic exhibitions (and more).I will write you again.,..
Greetings to Eric!
Hugs,Steffi

Anja F. C. said...

Hi Steffi;

Thank you for visiting and also greetings to your family.

Anja

Emille said...

Love Meyer's teapots -so cute! Hopped over from another blog, and I love the subtle artistic feeling of it!