Clementina van der Walt is a well-known South African studio potter, based in Cape Town, who has in the past three 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 four consecutive years at Ceramic Art London.
“My intention is to ‘seek the sacred in the ordinary’. In the 21st century, we are aggressively being catapulted into this cyber age of information overload.
So making contemplative and utilitarian objects by hand, may appear anachronistic and at odds with the spirit of the times. However, t
The archetypal significance of the home, as a point where our spiritual and earthy lives interconnect is where I have attempted to explore these ideas. My aesthetic inspiration is drawn from the patterns, colours and textures in the urban African and rural landscapes.
Applying techniques of press moulding, casting and throwing I use earthenware clays, slips and underglazes.”
Still Point in a turning World, Kim Sacks Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Still Life, The Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
The Long Winter Show, The Art Shop & Gallery, Abergavenny Monmouthshire (Wales), UK
Artist in the garden, Summer show, The Art Shop & Gallery, Abergavenny Monmouthshire (Wales), UK
Tablescape, The UCT Irma Stern Museum, Cecil Road, Rosebank, Cape Town, South Africa
Air, Earth & Fire, The Art Shop & Gallery, Abergavenny Monmouthshire (Wales), UK
Ceramic Art London 2010, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Art in Clay 2009. Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, UK
Ceramic Art London, 2009. Royal College of Art, London, UK
Ceramic Art London, 2008 , Royal College of Art , London, UK
Ceramic Art London 2007, Royal College of Art, London, UK
SOFA New York, rappresentata da Reece Galleries, USA
Ceramic Art London 2006, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic, Shepparton Art Gallery, Australia
Ceramic Art London 2005,, Royal College of Art, London, UK
South African Pavilion, Fiera Internazionale, Caen, France