EBONY/CURATED Ceramicists Highlighted in Clay Formes Publication

EBONY/CURATED artists John Newdigate and Ian Garrett are featured in the new book Clay Formes: Contemporary Clay from South Africa published by Art 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 innovative artists working in this medium today.

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 characterised 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.

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 colour 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.

To learn more about Clay Formes, or to purchase a copy, please visit the Art Formes website

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