The competition and exhibition of winners will be on display at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, Johannesburg. The exhibition will be opened at 18h00 on Wednesday 9 November by Musa Shangase, Marketing and Commercial Director of Corobrik.
The Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale, which is held every two years, is the most prestigious event on the ceramic calendar and only the best work of ceramic artists, potters and sculptors from all regions of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia will be selected by a panel of respected judges.
Sasha Wardell, celebrated British ceramist, a pioneer of bone china in studio ceramics has been invited as the Award Judge and will select the best work on the exhibition to receive the three major Corobrik cash prizes as well as merit awards. As the guest of the Association she will also travel around the country and Namibia giving workshops to the members and other interested persons.
The Association of Potters of Southern Africa, which later became Ceramics Southern Africa, was established in 1972 and has for forty four years provided a platform where members could learn, interact with each other and exhibit their work. Many of the members have become well known internationally as well as in this country.