From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: November 13, 2014     To: March 31, 2015
From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage

Iziko Slave Lodge
13 November 2014 until 31 March 2015

“From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage” is an exhibition of ceramic vessels from various parts of Africa, including South Africa. It is comprised of the following components: a selection of historical hand-built, pit-fired African vessels from the Iziko permanent collection, alongside a selection of contemporary vessels created in the same genre by ceramic artists who are members of Ceramics Southern Africa (CSA) countrywide. The contemporary vessels will be selected through a process managed by CSA/WC, with the aim to locate the finest vessels reflecting elements of African vessel making. The heritage vessels will be selected from Iziko’s rich collections to represent as many regions in Africa as possible, and will include ancient Egyptian vessels, vessels from middle and east Africa through to southern Africa. A new stamp series featuring ceramic vessels from Iziko’s collection is to be launched at the same time, and the works appearing on these stamps will be incorporated in the exhibition. CSA registered World Design Capital project: #WDC577

Iziko registered World Design Capital project: #WDC255

For enquiries, contact Esther Esmyol Tel: +27(0)21 467 7205 or email: eesmyol@iziko.org.za

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