ABOUT MY ART

The current expression of my art takes the form of fine porcelain jewellery, ceramic flatware, as well as original pen, ink and pencil sketches, charcoal drawings and limited-edition digital prints.

My ceramics are hand-crafted, functional and decorative art pieces that celebrate the beauty of organic form. I create my own ongoing collections and bespoke pieces ranging from minimalistic abstract designs and colour exploration, to more detailed pattern- and architectural themes, such as harbour and city silhouettes expressed on dinner plates.

My fascination with old historical buildings and industrial structures originated during my architectural studies in the port city of Port Elizabeth. The harbour scenes, cranes and colonial architecture present in the old buildings inspired me greatly. This passion only grew during my time in Namibia.

These days my fine art pieces continue to explore buildings, structures and functional ‘machines’ adorning my immediate landscape. But, as I make my way through the world and grow as an artist, I also continue to broaden my horizons and explore new themes that include nature and the human form. Who knows where it may take me next?

Watch this space to stay in the loop.

A LITTLE BIT OF PEDIGREE

I was born in Bellville, South Africa in 1984 and spent my childhood developing an enduring love for everything related to the arts. After school, I followed this passion to the University of Stellenbosch, where I studied and completed an honours degree in fine arts under the tutelage of Prof. Keith Dietrich and Vivienne van der Merwe.

During these years, I experimented mainly with painting, etching and making use of various mediums within these genres.

Upon completing my honours degree in fine arts in 2006, I felt the need for more stability in my future career path. An initial interest in stage design led me to the seemingly complementary field of architecture, so I furthered my studies at the University of Port Elizabeth in 2007, graduating with a master’s degree in architecture (M. Arch. Prof) in 2011.

I subsequently spent five years honing my architectural craft at a firm in Namibia, where I also had the opportunity to continue making art and develop my collection of functional ceramic pieces.

I recently moved back to South Africa to establish a studio in Cape Town, from where I now pursue my artistic endeavours on a full-time basis.