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Monday, July 8, 2019


(“Wallflowers Revisited” ceramics by Carla Da Cruz)

Yay! For Clay by the KwaZulu-Natal Region of the Ceramics Southern Africa Association opens at the KZNSA Gallery tomorrow, Tuesday July 9, 2019, at 17h30 for 18h00 in the Main Gallery.

The KwaZulu-Natal Region of the Ceramics Southern Africa Association holds an annual exhibition to showcase and promote their members’ work. The KZN Region has 60 members who are a collective or working ceramists and those that love the media and wish to learn more about it. The aim of the Association is to encourage new ceramists and support members with workshops and access to information. These workshops are held throughout the year and they try and accommodate at least four during the year. The workshops are given by a variety of ceramists from around the country.

The collaboration with MRP Home is in its second year and this has given the members an additional creative outlet to work towards. Selected ceramists will have their work reproduced and sold as part of a collaborative process with MRP and have items in their stores.

Work submitted for the exhibition is selected and judged by a panel of three independent selectors. 

This year, the two guest artists are Carla Da Cruz and Catherine Brennon.

Carla da Cruz is currently lecturing ceramics at the Department of Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology. In 2004, she completed her Master’s Degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in Ceramics. She has since had her ceramic sculpture included in several solo and group exhibitions, both locally and internationally. Da Cruz’s work is found in a number of collections including the UNISA Art Collection, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Collection and the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg.
Catherine Brennon is best known for her Dream Boxes (ceramic boxes to keep things of special importance to the user) as well as bowls, mugs and framed plaques embossed with Fynbos. Living in Hermanus, between the sea and the mountains, inspires her work.
(Right: Work by Karla Nixon)

In the Mezzanine Gallery, Karla Nixon's solo exhibition, Just Listed, will be open for public as well to marvel at her delicate paperwork pieces. All are welcome and entrance is free.

The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1705, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit