House and Leisure (South Africa) - - View - CHUMA M. MAWENI

Chuma Maweni’s unique ta­ble and stools set, Im­bizo – mean­ing ‘gath­er­ing’ in Xhosa – con­sists of handthrown, one-of-a-kind items that are a sub­lime evo­lu­tion of his ceramic work to date. The ta­ble boasts a carved, ebonised tim­ber top (it’s the first time Maweni has turned his hand to wood carv­ing) and the base, stools, carafe and drink­ing cups are all fash­ioned from clay, with metal­lic glazed sur­faces. Em­body­ing strik­ing form, breath­tak­ing skills and beau­ti­ful dec­o­ra­tion, these are shin­ing ex­am­ples of South Africa’s best craft.

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