Eunice Botes

Award-winning ceramicists on show

This last weekend saw the opening of the G & W Mineral Resources Regional Ceramics Exhibition in Johannesburg.  All exhibitors are members of the Gauteng Region of Ceramics Southern Africa.  They included the wonderfully talented group who hosted me for a day in March; in fact the studio where we met belongs to the current…

assorted work by Robyn Gordon

In search of totems

Some people in life are worth tracking down.  Robyn Gordon is one of them.  I first saw and purchased a totem of Robyn’s from a gallery in Durban in August 2007.  I left my business card with the extremely friendly and helpful Zimbabwean security guard, Alistair, and he subsequently sent me Robyn’s details, as the…

Hanging

Because we deal in group shows, we have a wide variety of work on display at any one time. That is a variety of medium, subject, size, shape, colour and style, so it is very easy for the whole concoction to look like the proverbial dog’s breakfast. I have got into the habit of starting…

Unpacking

It is with trepidation as well as excitement that I unpack the boxes when they arrive at Fillingdon Farm. Each piece of art has had a long journey. It is months since I travelled to Africa, met with the artists in their studios, talked about their work and personally chose each piece destined to make…

Cleaning

It cannot be put off any longer; the day of cleaning is upon us. Fillingdon Fine Art gallery resides in a beautiful 300 year old timber, brick and flint barn. But such a space has other demands on its’ uses; not least as a party zone. So if it is not rocking with countless teenagers…