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Thursday, July 30, 2009


History of Twentieth Century Ceramics in South Africa on show at Tatham in Pietermaritzburg.

History of Twentieth Century Ceramics in South Africa is the title of an exhibition showing in the Ceramics Room of the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg.

The exhibition is made up of the Gallery’s collection of ceramics in South Africa. It was part of the Curriculum exhibition. The display showcases traditional and commercial ceramics. These include ceramics by unknown potters to established ceramists like Clive Sithole, Maggie Mikula, the Nala and the Magwaza families. On display are ceramics from the first commercial studios that produced Kalahari-ware and Globe-ware contrasted with current studio, Ardmore ceramic studio.

The main purpose is to make learners aware of how ceramics had developed from functional objects to commercially valued objects.

The Tatham Art Gallery is situated in Chief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Road. opposite the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. More information from Tatham Education Officer Thulani Makhaye on 033 392 2801 or email: or visit