POTENTIAL OF CLAY
I am a ceramicist and teacher – living in Cape Town, South Africa – with over 30 years’ experience.
I have a small studio setup at my home on the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak in the shadow of Table Mountain, or “Hoerikwagga” (The Mountain in the Sea) as it was known to the indigenes.
In my late teens I took my first pottery class and soon realised it was all about giving life to a simple lump of mud. I was hooked. I have since worked with and learned my craft from a whole host of wonderfully talented potters in and around Cape Town, who are a constant inspiration to me.
In recent years I started teaching small groups a few nights a week. I just love the interaction and creativity. It is always a thrill and a marvel to unpack a kiln after a firing.
Pottery is a wonderful journey, I believe that when one has a ball of clay in one’s hand, you lose your inhibitions and let out your inner person.