Exhibition at Kim Sacks – 30 October to 17 November
For the first time our Threads of Africa project is
exhibiting in Johannesburg, having launched at the Gold of Africa Museum in Cape
Town. This time the collaboration between Mdukatshani Development Trust and
Julia Meintjes Fine Art is showing alongside ceramics by Ian Garrett and
Christina Bryer, two of South Africa’s most established clay ’magicians’.
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The term magician is fitting for all the artists on the exhibition. The
exhibitors pay tribute to the ancient working relationship between potters and
metalworkers in Africa. The bond between the two is fire: both need it to
complete their work. Ian Garrett pit-fires his hand-coiled, burnished and
engraved pots in a tradition historic in Africa, and Christina Bryer’s mandala
porcelains, their designs based on the underlying geometry in nature, change
colour and surface when she kiln-fires them. Our Threads of Africa weavers
create bracelets and vessels woven in very fine wires over clay pots made by
local potters, in sterling silver, coppers, brass, shakudo (gold and copper
mixture) and 18 carat gold. They work from home in the Thukela Valley, KwaZulu
Natal, and journey to Egoli only when needing to weave in gold.
All works and their prices can be viewed on our website, and sales for this
exhibition are through Kim Sacks Gallery at the same prices displayed.