Chris Patton, who as 'foreign potter' along with Tim Morris has been part of the highly regarded South African studio pottery elite, will be celebrated with this exceptional Potter of the Month exhibition.
Born and bred in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Patton immigrated to South Africa, his wife Janet’s country, in the late seventies and settled in Muldersdrift. He was part of the group of second-generation South African studio potters who gave further impetus to shaping the art craft which the pioneers Esias Bosch, Bryan Haden and Hyme Rabinowitz popularised in this country.
Patton joined Ceramics Southern Africa and his work was eagerly received. His oeuvre included bottle figures with sinuous lines, deep bowls with generous interiors and cups, pots and jars that had to contain rather than constrain. He decorated his work with slip, dip and wax resist, brushwork and handmade traditional glazes. To Patton pottery had to be a spontaneous process ??like writing … you don’t concentrate on the manner of the pen stroke, but on what you are saying??.
ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA
Address: 173 Mackie Str, Nieuw Muckleneuk
Tel: 012 346 3100 / 3110 || Cell: 083 288 5117
Gallery Hours: Tue to Fri 09:00 - 18:00. Sat 09:00 - 13:00.
MORE EVENTS IN PRETORIA
|PRETORIA - LONGSTREET ART LOVERS 1932|
Opening: Thursday 19 July 2018 at 18:30
Participating: Carmen Koetje * Elani Botha * Sydney Keeney * Morne Venter * Daniella Rodrigues * Karl van Heerden * Adriaan de la Rey * Maggie de Vos * Tarien Joubert * Lala Crafford * Jolanda van Rooyen * Balekane Legoabe * Imile Wepener * Wilmari Botha * Callan Laing * Chanel van der Merwe * Jessica Montgomery * Nande Hattingh * Natasha Osborne * Matthew Tager
|PRETORIA - ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA|
Opening: Friday 20 July 2018 at 18:30 for 19:00
Endangered species - They are disappearing
Participating: Johan Steyn
|PRETORIA - JOHANN VAN HEERDEN`S ART AND GALLERY|
Opening: Sunday 22 July 2018 at 11:00
A Morning with Lientjie Wessels