Potter exhibits for Easter

2017-04-11 06:00
Zulu Zen potter of Shongweni Andrew Walford will be hosting his Easter Exhibition. Photo: supplied

Zulu Zen potter of Shongweni Andrew Walford will be hosting his Easter Exhibition. Photo: supplied

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THE Zulu Zen potter of Shongweni, Andrew Walford, will be hosting his Easter Exhibition from Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April at his home gallery at 10am to 5pm.

The artist’s career spans over four decades. He studied at Durban Art School from 1957 to 1959 and then apprenticed with Walsh Marais and Sammy Liebermann until establishing his own studio in Durban in 1961.
In 1964 he went to Europe, where he met Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie and Michael Cardew. Staying on in Europe, he established a studio in Staufen, Germany in 1965, then taught at the Hamburg Academy of Art from 1966 to 1968.
He returned to Africa in 1968 and after travelling in Asia, meeting with Shoji Hamada, he established a new studio in the hills of Shongweni in 1970.

“I work in the Japanese tradition inspired by the spectacular indigenous bush surrounding my home and workshop, and always meticulous in every aspect of my pottery.

“I also dig my own stoneware clay high up on a wild windswept ridge in the Drakensberg and meticulously prepare it by hand to my own requirements. Everything I do is unique and takes time to make.”

Walford encouraged the community to attend his open day. “Unwind in the delightful country setting in the Shongweni valley overlooking Shongweni dam and game reserve while admiring the world-class Japanese style ceramics,” said Walford.

Tea, coffee, home-made lemonade, and Hot cross buns will be available.

For more information, Walford on 082 794 7796 for details or go to www.andrewwalfordpottery.com - Supplied.

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