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Thursday, July 30, 2015


(Joel Sibisi, Bottle, stoneware)

Currently running in the Ceramics Room of the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg is an exhibition titled Contrasts: Vessels and Containers.

Throughout human history, people from different cultures have used a variety of ceramic containers for domestic purposes.

For this display the gallery has selected South African vessels and containers: Zulu beer pots, Rorke's Drift and Ardmore ceramics, pieces made by students and teachers of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a selection of commercial studio ceramics. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to compare differences in material, method, size and texture whilst contemplating functional or decorative intent.

The Tatham Art Gallery is situated opposite the Town Hall in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h00 to 17h00. Café Tatham is open on Saturdays. Safe parking with a car guard available. More information on 033 392 2801 or visit