About artist

My ceramics practice is intimately bound with notions of sensibility, and is linked to my sense of perception as a means to gather knowledge.  Clay has taught me to not just listen with my ears or only see with my eyes, but has taught me to use every part of my body as a conduit, ready to receive and transmit information. I work intuitively, immerse myself in the material, allowing the process to unfold.

Of mixed heritage, my lineage includes AmaXhosa, Zambian and Khoi ancestors. When I create, I’m always conscious of a female presence which I recognize as my late grandmother who opened my eyes to the plight of her Khoi people.

My work is characterized by earthy washed and gritty mud textured walls. The shape of some of my vessels echo the dance and silhouette of my Khoi people. Yet other pieces reveal hints of the colorful Southern African cultures that inspire me. 

I believe that clay found me and helped me understand the meaning of ‘peace that transcends understanding’.