Thursday, 21 October 2010

Louis Olivier sculptures...

How cool are these life-size, maybe slightly bigger than life-size, sculptures that I saw at Grande Provence! They were created by Louis Olivier and are constructed from all different types of materials...
The man with the anvil head I think is made of glass fibre... but I might be wrong... forgot to take a picture of this one's title... Sorry!
However "Man Standing" is made of bronze!
And the "Chairman" ; ) is made of plywood with a cement base. I think these sculptures are just terrific!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Pretty cool chandelier...

Spotted this innovative chandelier at Grande Provence on the weekend. I think it's pretty cool and beautifully created!!!

Monday, 11 October 2010

some more ceramics...

Here are some more pieces that I liked. Some are quite quirky! ; ) Above Nienke van der Meulen's Home coming Series 1 & 2. I love the shape, the colour, texture & detail!
These captured/caged hearts I thought were really sweet! They were created by Elza Grobler and are called Green, Red, White & Orange.
I liked the architectural quality of these City Lights by Carolyn Heidenrych.
This wild dog almost looks like a type of a Mickey Mouse with the large black ears. There is something about it that attracted me... "Meat" by Elizabeth Balcomb.
And then What can I say... I am a bit of a sucker : ) I just LOVE this dog of Rae Goosen's! It's part of a larger piece called Pie in the Sky, but the dog was just a absolute CLASSIC!
And to end off today's session, here are the organizers, selectors & judge! Enjoy!

National Ceramic Exhibition 2010

What a FABULOUS wintry, grey day we had in Franschhoek yesterday for the Nationals at Grande Provence! And such an excellent collection of ceramic pieces! This Large Vessel 2 by Ralph Johnson won 2nd prize. One has to see it in person! The colour is quite tremendous!
This beautiful, raw collection (Untitled 1-3) by Bantu Mtshiselwa, won the prize under the category, first time exhibitor on a National. I just love the texture and colours, reminds me of raw bricks. What can I say... I'm an architect! ; )
This series is one of my favourites! I obviously have a bit of good taste, as the Clay museum gave Karen Sinovich a prize and bought the piece (Sea Air) for their permanent collection!
Then these pieces just fit together so well! The two jugs by Hennie Meyer & Earthship No.7 by Drury Brandt, it looks as though it could have been created by the same author!
Hope you enjoyed the images. Try and get to the exhibition though, it runs until 27 October 2010. But I will be posting a few images of the gorgeous gardens at the gallery during the course of the week! So come & check it out if you cant get there in person!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Dylan Lewis is taking off!

Eventually I have gotten my act together to get to Stellenbosch during office hours to visit the Dylan Lewis shop in the old Nedbank building diagonally opposite die Braak. And WOW WOW WOW! How worth it was the visit! And it is not a problem to take photographs!
I think the space is just gorgeous! Apparently they started with the renovations and the Dylan Lewis saw the raw space and instructed the contractors to leave it as is. FANTASTIC!
I love the shadows!
This white figure is one of ma favourites!!! now I cannot wait to go and visit the exhibition in Kirstenbosch!