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Friday, November 21, 2014


 (One of Odundo’s hand-built vessels)

Presented by Artisan Gallery, Magdalene Odundo will give a full day workshop demonstrating how she produces her beautiful hand-built vessels, explaining her firing methods and the philosophy and background to her ceramic aesthetic.

Magdalene Odundo was born in Kenya where she trained and worked in advertising, commercial art and graphics before going to England where she studied ceramics. She spent three months at the Abuja Training Centre in Nigeria where she learnt to make pots in the traditional Gwari techniques under the guidance of Ladi Kwali and Lami Toto and throwing under Peter Gboko and Abu Karo.

Magdalene received her BA 3DD Ceramics at West Surrey College of Art & Design (UCA) and MA (RCA) at the Royal College of Art. She is professor of Ceramics at University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Farnham, Surrey and is based at it’s Craft Study Centre.

Magdalene has exhibited widely and achieved many accolades for her unique vessels that draw inspiration from her interest in a pottery narrative and dialogue that is universal to all cultures, that of making pots and vessels.

The workshop will take place on November 29 at Durban Girls High School at 09h00 for 09h30. Cost: R330. Book now by depositing your workshop fee into the following bank account:
Ceramics Southern Africa
First National Bank
Branch: 223726 Hillcrest
Acc No 53730022000

For more information contact Artisan Gallery on 031 312 4364 or 083 301 5747, email: or visit