EBONY/CURATED artists John Newdigate and Ian Garrett are featured in the new book Clay Formes. This landmark publication showcases the work of thirty important South African artists, highlighting the diversity and richness of contemporary clay and ceramics in South Africa.
Newdigate and Garrett are two of the most exciting and innovative artists working in this medium today. Their work is sure to inspire and captivate readers of Clay Formes.
John Newdigate (born 1968) is a South African artist who specializes in painting hand-built porcelain vessels. He is known for his exuberant use of color and his intricate, spontaneous mark-making. Newdigate's work explores a variety of themes, including identity, culture, and the natural world.
Newdigate's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the Iziko Museums of South Africa and the South African Cultural History Museum. He is also included in several public collections, including the Renault South Africa Corporate collection and the Anglovaal Industries Corporate collection.
Ian Garrett (born 1971) is a South African ceramicist known for his meticulously crafted pots and vessels. He is inspired by ancient pottery traditions and natural forms, and his work is characterized by its elegant simplicity and harmonious proportions. Garrett's work explores themes of time, memory, and the fragility of life.
Garrett's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He is also included in several public collections, including the South African National Gallery and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
To learn more about Clay Formes, or to purchase a copy, please visit the Art Formes website