Association of Arts Pretoria/PTA/Daniel Brand/ Potter of the Month

Sunday, April 7, 2019 to Friday, April 26, 2019 - all day

Event Details

WHEN
Sunday, April 7, 2019 to Friday, April 26, 2019 - all day
WHERE
Association of Arts Pretoria at 173 Mackie Street
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, 0181
CONTACT
Association of Arts Pretoria
012 346 3100 012 346 3100
Event website
Description

Daniel Brand
Potter of the month: April 2019

Daniel Brand is the Association of Arts Pretoria and Ceramics SA’s Potter of the Month for April 2019. He says: “My introduction to clay started as a young boy making figurines on the floor of my mother’s Potters Studio. I renewed my acquaintance with clay three years ago and fell in love all over again. This time round I got inspired by the infinite possibilities and complexities that the Japanese art of Nerikomi brings to the potter’s table.”

Nerikomi, a ceramic technique for coloured porcelain, is a unique fusion of colour, pattern and form. The Japanese name is a combination of neri meaning kneading, and komi meaning into. Pigments are mixed into wet clay, integrating the colour throughout rather than painting it onto the surface. Different coloured clays are then layered and compressed to construct a solid block with a pattern running through the inside. Ranging from simple stripes to marbled swirls to intricate images, the design is revealed when the block is sliced in a cross section. These pieces of patterned clay can be shaped and formed to create pottery or sculpture with striking visual effects that could not be achieved using any other technique.

His work explores the beauty of nature in the abstract form introducing pattern and colour with clay as his canvas. He also explores the delicate and thin possibilities that porcelain offer the ceramic artist. By elevating the clay to canvas with his unique clay paintings, which will also be on exhibition, he wants to change preconceived perceptions of what is possible with this art form.

The exhibition opens on Sunday 7 April 2019 at 10h30 for 11h00 and runs until Friday 26 April 2019.

Association of Arts Pretoria
173 Mackie Street
Nieuw Muckleneuk

Tel: 012 346 3100
artspta@mweb.co.za | www.artspta.co.za
Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 to 18h00
Saturday: 09h00 to 13h00
Sunday 7 April 2019: 10h00 to 13h00

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Organizer

Association of Arts Pretoria

Phone: 012 346 3100 012 346 3100

info@artspta.co.za
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Venue

Association of Arts Pretoria

173 Mackie Street
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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