The exhibition, titled Fragile opens on 13 April and will run until 26 April. The Porcelain Collective comprises a group of Gauteng ceramists working in porcelain and bone-china.
- Sandy Godwin throws on the wheel in porcelain and enhances her designs with glazes using different laces to enhance their form.
- Rika Herbst creates visual representations that convey the juxtaposition of porcelain as both strong and fragile.
- Pamela Schroeder works in both porcelain and metal, focussing on the fragile strength of porcelain, while creating equally fragile pieces in metal. Caroline Janse van Rensburg currently explores the essence of woodlands and riverbanks in her work, creating intricate porcelain sculptures.
- Dale Lambert works in porcelain and her pieces show the translucent properties of this medium.
- Eunice Botes combines her love for form and drawing in her work by using clay etchings on the designs.
- John Shirley works in bone china, using metallic salts as surface treatment. These add an ethereal quality to the work.
- Karen Murray uses porcelain, paper clay and bone china to explore the evolution and transcendence of the human species.
- Karen van der Riet works in porcelain and finishes her work with various combinations of glazes to create layered effects.
All nine artists have exhibited extensively in the past and have work in permanent exhibitions and studios throughout South Africa and abroad.
The Liz Loubser Gallery forms part of a working jewellery workshop and aims to promote artists and art forms that do not usually have a platform in mainstream art galleries, including cutting-edge design and fine objects.
The Fragile exhibition can be viewed at the gallery, 11 Cecilia Avenue, Risidale during gallery hours, Monday to Friday 8:30 – 17:00 and Saturday 10:00 – 16:00.
For more information, contact Erika at 011 782 4051 or email email@example.com.