CONNECTING PAST TO PRESENT
11 November – 11 December
Anglo-Oriental pottery can be defined as “high-temperature reduction-fired utilitarian ware that was wheel-thrown with the emphasis on understated but quality of form, subtly glazed and minimally decorated”. Some of the early local potters, like Esias Bosch, Bryan Haden, Hyme Rabinowitz and Tim Morris became intimately familiar with the Anglo-Oriental style and they assimilated those ethics and aesthetics into their work.
We have invited 17 current day master potters from across South Africa who produce work in this tradition, to exhibit in Salon A + B in the gallery. The potters are: Graham Bolland, Yogi de Beer, Paul de Jongh, John Ellis, Christo Giles, Ian Glenny, Digby Hoets, Nico Liebenberg, Garth Meyer, Chris Patton, Lindsay Scott, Steve Shapiro, David Schlapobersky & Felicity Potter, Anton van der Merwe, Andrew Walford, and David Walters. These works will all be for sale.
In the Clay Museum 4 retrospective exhibitions of ceramics by: Bryan Haden (1930 – ), Esias Bosch (1923 – 2010), Tim Morris (1941 – 1990), Hyme Rabinowitz (1920 – 2009), will be displayed. The ceramics created by these masters who have worked in the Anglo-Oriental tradition, come from various collections and are not for sale.
Ronnie Watt, former news editor for the SABC’s radio news, independent producer of television programmes for public broadcast, published author of non-fiction and academic essays and author of art appreciation essays on the South African master potters of the Anglo-Oriental school for “Art At Work Today” will open the exhibition.