Githan Coopoo, Cape Town

Condé Nast House & Garden - - OBSESSIONS -

The look ‘Sub­stan­tial, im­pact­ful and ar­ti­sanal.’ Sig­na­ture ma­te­rial ‘I work ex­clu­sively with clay. I am at­tracted to it for its qual­i­ties as a uni­ver­sal and unas­sum­ing medium. Though my process in­volves hav­ing a con­cept for how I’d like the fi­nal prod­uct to look, be­tween the mould­ing, fir­ing and sand­ing, it al­ways re­sults in some­thing truly unique and some­what un­in­ten­tional. Due to my medium of choice, I can never make the same pieces twice – even if I tried to.’ Phi­los­o­phy ‘I am in­spired by two-di­men­sional forms and the way they in­ter­act with the body. I of­ten think of them more as sil­hou­ettes than shapes. I pride my pieces on their abil­ity to be both min­i­mal and or­na­men­tal.’ The mean­ing be­hind my pieces is... ‘That the in­di­vid­ual wearer is an ad­mirer of that which is unique, and sees them­selves in the same way. They as­sert a soft power with their pres­ence.’ My next move is... ‘To open an on­line store.’


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