Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery

A jam packed feast of ceramics at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum in Durbanville.

The Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale, organised by Ceramics SA Western Cape, offers a jam packed feast of ceramics at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum in Durbanville.  The exhibition runs from 11 November until 4 December

This is a carefully curated exhibition of ceramic art at the gallery – with all of the pieces available for purchase by the public.

Ceramic artists from across South Africa enter their work for possible selection into the Corobrik National Ceramics Biennial Exhibition. The selected pieces were then be judged by an award judge and an overall winner selected.

Celebrity Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale judge Kate Malone

A coup for the 2018 Ceramic Month sees British celebrity ceramicist Kate Malone as the award judge this year. Kate is a renown ceramic artist who was an expert judge in the BBC series “The Great Pottery Throw Down” - akin to the Great British Bake Off, but with contestants pitting their pottery skills, rather than their baking, against each other.

Corobrik Narional Ceramics Biennale Award

The Winners of the Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale was announced at the public opening on Sunday 11 November at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville.

McGregor based artist Paul de Jongh was awarded first prize for his Anagama fired stoneware platter titled ‘Koi Playing’.

Premier Award Winner Pau de Jongh Premier Award Winner Pau de Jongh

Congratulations to the following Ceramic Artists on winning awards, as predetermined by the Celebrity Award Judge, Kate Malone:

1. Premier Award Winner: Paul de Jongh
2. Merit Award : Catherina Pagani
3. Merit Award: Chuma Maweni - One of Maweni's pieces was also purchased by Corobrik for their Corporate Collection
4. Merit Award: Ian Garret and John Newdigate
5: Special Mentions: Margot Rudolph, Martin Swart, Eunice Botes, Corinne de Haas and Farah Hernandez (One of Hernandez's pieces was also purchased for the Rust-en-Vrede and Ceramics SA Clay Museum Collection).
6. Kate Malone Narrative Awards: Alessandro Pappada and Helen Doherty.

WHERE: Rust-en-Vrede Gallery 10 Wellington Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550

WHEN: The exhibition will run until 4 December.

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