Made in the heat of inspiration
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.