Clementina Van der Walt
Clementina van der Walt is a well-known South African studio potter, based in Cape Town, South Africa, who has in the past four decades lectured, run a production studio and held many one-person shows. Her work is represented in several South African national collections. She has participated in major shows abroad including seven consecutive years at Ceramic Art London from 2005-2011. In 2014 she exhibited atTerra Nova Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, and at the 10th International Ceramics Exhibition, Mino, Japan
“My intention is to ‘seek the sacred in the ordinary’. I endeavour to make contemplative objects which have a utilitarian dimension. My aesthetic inspiration is drawn from the patterns, colours, light and textures in the urban and natural African landscape.
Applying techniques of press moulding, casting and throwing I
use earthenware clays, slips and underglazes.”