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Sunday, June 26, 2016


Opening in the KZNSA’s Main Gallery on June 28 is Echoes in Clay, the Ceramics Southern Africa KZN regional showcase exhibition

Ceramics Southern Africa is a national association with branches in Cape Town, Durban, Gauteng and Namibia. The KZN Branch has been holding showcase regional exhibitions for over 43 years and one of its longest standing members is well-known artist Carol Haywood Fell.

The Association is committed to furthering the development and appreciation of ceramics and hold workshops throughout the year where ceramics artists from across the country share their knowledge with members.

Many a fledgling artist has found that the association has encouraged and supported them to develop skills that have brought success. Artists that have been/are members of the association and continued on to become successful artists in their own right include Carla da Cruz, Louise Jennings, Naomi Klingenberg, Carol Hayward Fell, Corrie Hook, Garth Hoets (Fellow), Jo-Anne Kuter, Maggie Matthews, Lynette Morris-Hale, Clive Sithole and well known owner of Zulu Lulu in the Midlands, Trayci Tompkins.

These artists have continued to produce creative work year after year, while new signatures worth watching are Karuni Naidoo, Phumlani Nyawo, Frank Nthunya and Kyle Pierpoint.

The association honours its members by rewarding outstanding work at the regional showcase. Although each member is automatically allowed one piece on show, more work by the same artist has to go through a selection process. The selectors are experts in their field and this year the judges are Daryl Houghton, Naomi Klingenberg and Trayci Tompkins. Prize money is awarded to the best pieces on show in various categories.

The association also invites talented artists from other regions to exhibit as Invited Guest Artists. This year, Ralph Johnson of Cape Town will be featured, with his bowls showing the calibre of other ceramic artists in South Africa.

Members of the public interested in ceramics are welcome to join the association. Membership gives discounted attendance to at least four workshops a year, entry to the regional and biennial exhibitions as well as four magazines about South African ceramics each year. Enquiries may be addressed to Chairperson Lynette Morris-Hale at

Echoes in Clay runs from June 28 to July 17 at the KZNSA Gallery at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1705, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit