Clementina van der Walt: Residency

Clementina van der Walt is returning to the Leach Pottery for a residency in 2018, from 21 September - 13 October.

Clementina van der Walt, who completed a 4 week residency at the Leach Pottery in October 2016, said:

My intention is to ‘seek the sacred in the ordinary.’

Bernard Leach is the reason I got into ceramics in the 1970’s in South Africa. Although I subsequently moved away from the Anglo-Oriental tradition, in some ways there remains a memory which surfaces intermittently and draws me back to these roots.

When I came to do the residency at the Leach Pottery the challenge for me was, using the studio standard clay and glazes, how to build on the Leach legacy and make my own mark. It has been a wonderful journey and opened up many possibilities which I now hope to develop further on my return to South Africa.
 Clementina Demonstrating in the Clore Learning Space, October 2016

Clementina Demonstrating in the Clore Learning Space, October 2016