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Andile Dyalvane

ANDILE DYALVANE

Andile Dyalvane is a ceramic artist and, alongside Zizipho Poswa, co-founded Imiso Ceramics. He was born in Ngobozana, near Qobo-Qobo in the Eastern Cape and spent his childhood embedded in traditional Xhosa lifeways, developing an intimate relationship with the umhlaba (the land, clay, mother earth) – tending to his father’s cattle herd and farming.

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JOHN NEWDIGATE

Newdigate’s canvas is clay, rendering his paintings globe-like. We look down into them, or are they perhaps extending out towards us? The porcelain has become a glass fishbowl for Newdigate’s microcosms, which are held tenderly, and most definitely magnified, by the crystalline smoothness of Ian Garrett’s forms.

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IAN GARRETT

There is a science to Garrett’s practice as he collects, sieves, dries and categorises each of the many clay types archived in the studio. No glazes are used. Contrasts in colour and texture are created through the combination of different clays and their surface treatment.

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Zizipho Poswa

ZIZIPHO POSWA

A story told a thousand times becomes tradition. Sometimes, a tradition is a story that does not need to be told. No longer in need of language, it comes embedded, embodied. It can be seen in the way Poswa makes a ceramic vessel.

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ASTRID DAHL

Predominantly composed of white earthenware, Dahl’s work pays homage to form and symmetry before anything. A practice in pursuit of the form that is perfect and timeless…

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LEDELLE MOE

Moe uses concrete to subvert the metaphor of itself. The world of the things we think we know – the seemingly-solid – is memorialised in pieces. The angels are concrete, the concrete is fog.

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Ben Orkin

BEN ORKIN

Ben Orkin’s hand-coiled works are something other than vessels, they are bodies. Breathing bodies, full of air and sensitivity.

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KATHERINE GLENDAY

The skins and material resonances of porcelain act as entry points into ‘the rest of the world’. The vessel becomes a literal echo-chamber for light and sound, stillness and movement..

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Jeanne Hoffman holds sculpture

JEANNE HOFFMAN

Digression guides Hoffman’s work. She lays out fragments of the familiar, the artefacts of domestic life, setting a table with broken plates overgrown with marine life, placing bouquets in vases gnarled with scales.

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