(Photographed by Charles Russell – Commercial advertising photographer – Stellenbosch)
I recently photographed master potter David Walters in his Franschhoek studio.
Mesmerisingly beautiful craft and extremely skilled potter. A great honour!
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La Motte is joining the galleries and studios in the Franschhoek Valley for the fourth annual Art in Clay Festival, taking place from 25 October to 30 November this year. La Motte will present an exhibition of contemporary ceramic tableware, aptly titled The Setting, celebrating its dedicated focus on wine and food as well as its passion for the conservation of heritage.
The exhibition on La Motte found its inspiration in the Iziko Museum’s exhibition of ceramic place settings in the famous Banqueting Hall of the Castle of Good Hope.
The Setting – contemporary ceramic tableware is a display of 30 settings of functional tableware created by 30 acknowledged ceramic artists and studios. Installed in the atmospheric barrel maturation cellar on the estate, the exhibition with its creative variety will give visitors an insightful view into the various clay styles, methods, techniques, preferences and evolving design currently happening within contemporary ceramics in South Africa.
Well-known ceramicists such as David and Sarah Walters, Anthony Shapiro and Ella-Lou O’Meara whose bespoke creations are already home in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant and the La Motte Farm Shop, are amongst the talented artists featured within the select group. (Please see complete list below)
The exhibition is open for viewing between 25 October and 30 November, Monday to Saturday from 09h00 to 17h00. Entrance is free.
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