Clementina van der Walt: Exhibition
South Africa To South West
Preview (all welcome): Friday 12 October 2018, 6-8pm
Exhibition: 13 October - 2 December 2018
The Leach Pottery is excited to present its first exhibition of Clementina van der Walt’s pots. Celebrating the completion of a three-week Leach Pottery residency, the exhibition features pots made during her residency and also in South Africa.
The Leach Pottery works mark a change in stylistic and material approaches as Clementina introduces more colour to her pots, taking inspiration from the St Ives Artist Colony to make a small collection of painterly earthenware domestic and decorative pots.
The South African pots respond to their local environment taking inspiration from the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi and its ideas of irregularity, imperfection, and transience. The pots are utilitarian earthenware, decorated using layered glazes and gold lustre.
Clementina van der Walt is a well-known South African studio potter, based in Cape Town, who has in the past four decades lectured, run a production studio and held many one-person shows. Her work is represented in several international and South African national collections. She has participated in major shows abroad, including eight consecutive years at Ceramic Art London.
Her signature work, which includes utilitarian, decorative and sculptural works, explores the use of colour and patterns inspired by South African urban and rural landscapes.
The exhibition runs in the Leach Pottery Entrance Gallery. All works for sale. Prices from £30 to £500.