Made in the heat of in­spi­ra­tion

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - ARTS - LUKE FOLB

go in the fire, then be­comes stronger. If clay were a song it would sing of the lay­ers of life, re­ally,” he said.

“Be­ing cho­sen as a fea­ture artist for this year’s plat­form val­i­dates what I share of my­self through clay.

“It’s my pur­pose to bring high­light to clay and its trans­for­ma­tive pow­ers.”

He drew in­spi­ra­tion for the col­lec­tion from his res­i­dency at the Palo Alto

Art Cen­tre in Cal­i­for­nia and his ap­pre­ci­a­tion for na­ture’s Fi­bonacci pat­terns, his child­hood mem­o­ries and his deep spir­i­tu­al­ity.

“Recog­nis­ing the fa­mil­iar in all my ex­pe­ri­ences is a first aware­ness. The more I ex­pe­ri­ence, the greater I grow. Ideas flow in cy­cles but my foun­da­tion is how I’ve be­come my­self,” he said.

While grow­ing up in the Eastern Cape, he would make cat­tle fig­urines out of clay that he clawed from the hill­side iin­donga.

Dyal­vane will host a series of mas­ter­classes be­gin­ning in Joburg on Au­gust 15 at the Vic­to­ria Yards in Bez Val­ley.

100% De­sign South Africa is on from Au­gust 8 to 10 at the Gal­lagher Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, Midrand.


Ceram­i­cist Andile Dyal­vane works on his 100 Beau­ti­ful Bowls col­lec­tion.

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