Monday, 18 July 2011

African Art - ceramic and textile.

The Antelope mask-inspired piece of punchneedle work is now completed.




It took quite a time, and a fair amount of thread! (Punchneedle is a bit thread-greedy)

...but I really enjoyed doing it...

...and have now started on another design :-)

African art is definitely a theme right now!

Robyn's last post included a link to Clementina Van Der Walk's site...

...showing the work of this South African ceramicist...

....including a picture of a piece to which Robyn had treated herself.

I commented on how small the world is..

...and maybe should have said that great minds think alike too :-)...

...because I bought a piece last year, at an exhibition at the Art Shop and Gallery...

...just down the road from me.

Here it is...





I absolutely love it!

(You'll find some similar items in her "One Off" ceramics section)




I'll be back tomorrow with a cup of tea...

8 comments:

stitchinglife2 said...

the punchneedle piece is beautifully done. What size is it?

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Karen, it's about 5 inches square...but still took a while.

I'm going to mount it on a square canvas panel to take to FOQ and Harrogate....hopefully with a few more by November :-)

Eva said...

This "African" piece is amazing. So powerful and simple. Hope to see more of this kind -- not necessary yarn-eating punch needle.
The ceramic is so beautiful. Could have been your work -- I would have guessed so if you hadn't mentioned the artist.

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Eva!...I'm quite flattered by that comment :-)

There will be more along these lines...

...and maybe you've come up with a reason why I chose that plate!

ArtPropelled said...

Exactly! Great minds think alike :-)
Love your Clementina and of course i love your punchneedle piece too.

ArtPropelled said...

I've spent an hour browsing at that delightful little gallery... well the site anyway.

Chris Gray said...

I love the Art Shop....

...it's where all great minds meet I think :-)

Maggie R said...

I Love punchneedle and this one is exceptional,so simple but really packs a punch... Pardon the pun!
I really have enjoyed your blog and hope to return very soon... I think I will be a follower, Thanks for sharing.
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie