Potter of the Month
5 May 2019 - 27 May 2019
Originally from KwaZulu-Natal, Alex Shabalala now works at a studio in Fourways, Johannesburg.
He works with earthenware clay and uses underglaze paint and then covers this with a transparent glaze before firing it in a kiln at between 1 000 and 1 100 degrees centigrade. Because the glaze is subsequently covering it, such decoration is completely durable, and it also allows the production of pottery with a surface that has a uniform sheen.
The artist creates with three themes: Divine, Flora and Butterfly. The Divine design is inspired by South African wildlife (white background), the Flora design by South African flowers (black background) and the Butterfly in a full design. His creations are not only visually gripping, but can also be put to practical use.
Participating: Alex Shabalala
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.
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