Created on March 26th 2008
The Artists at Southern Art Ceramic Design
His work is a HOT COMMODITY and will surprise first, and then fascinate forever. The ceramics are stylish, up-to-date and visionary and show his confidence and mastery of materials and processes.
The extensive portfolio of unique, original and timeless pieces is created with pure performance, discovery and fearless attitude. Gerrit endeavours to create new and exciting work, with no regards to inhibition but to create works that resonate with expressive qualities and passionate research.
Crazily quirky, that’s what shines through in Gerrit’s collection; with every aspect of the design Gerrit had fun.
Her work is intimate and has a classic contemporary look, the drawings floats effortlessly over the ceramic canvass, reflecting a purity and uncluttered composition, her ceramic creations is honest and the inviting simplicity will refresh your spirit every time you look at it.
Her work ranges from immaculately realistic fynbos and floral studies to stylised interpretations of 16th and 17th century French, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish manuscripts and artefacts.
Her ceramic work is bold and intense, some extroverted and flamboyant but always sensitive and peaceful.
Her ceramics, with a hearty splash of color, will harmonize your daily life and offer a comforting embrace.
Other Artists we have the privilege to engage with.
Christine Suzman:Sculpture - Bronze and Ceramic
Christine Suzman works as a sculptor and painter, in a wide range of media and on a variety of subjects, specialising in horses and wildlife.
Christine was born in Sweden and lived for many years in South Africa. She now lives in the UK, in Haslemere, Surrey, and in Hermanus, South Africa. She has exhibited widely in both countries and has works in collections in the US and Europe.
After studying in Paris, Christine worked as a painter in Johannesburg, and studied ceramics with Val and John Edwards. She soon specialised in ceramic sculpture and the use of glazes, exploring a variety of colours and textures.. She embarked on a series of horses and birds, concentrating on formal qualities of line, shape and movement, while being also inspired by the Chinese Tang Dynasty tomb figures, whose lively and decorative qualities they share. Three one-man exhibitions followed, including ceramic horses, birds and wildlife, as well as drawings and a series of bronze horses, exploring other sculptural styles not appropriate to ceramics.
After moving to London in 1987, Christine returned to painting and drawing, concentrating on portraits and exhibiting work in London and West Sussex. She resumed her ceramic sculpture, and expanded her range of horses, exploring other possibilities, including mounting them on stands to achieve greater movement and variety. Recent developments include a series of colourful and decorative cheetahs. She is now working on a series of Nguni cattle.
Recently Christine has been spending more time in South Africa where she has returned to working in bronze. She has completed a series of cheetahs, emphasizing their elegance and agility, while concentrating on sculptural qualities of form, line and texture. Her bronzes include greyhounds, horses and polo ponies.
Galleries and Exhibitions
- Society of Equestrian Artists, Mall Galleries
- Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries
- Chase Art Centre, Wadebridge
- Obsidian Art, Buckinghamshire
- Apple Gallery, Godalming
- Alan Kluckow Fine Art, Berkshire
- Saddlers Row Gallery, Petworth
- Gomshall Gallery, Surrey
- VivArtis Festival, Witley
- Surrey Sculpture Society, Painshill Park; Denbies, Dorking
- Guildford Arts Summer Exhibition, Mill Studio
- Fircroft Summer Exhibition
- Crossingate Gallery, Hampshire
- Ramster Gardens Sculpture Exhibition
- Everard Read Gallery
- Lookout Gallery Plettenberg Bay
- Bronze Age Sculpture House,Simon’s Town, Cape
- Philip Harper Galleries,Hermanus,
- CapeTrading Store,
- Singita GameLodge
- Cherie De Villiers Gallery
- The Mission’s House Gallery
- Rossouw Gallery
- Bordeaux Street Gallery, Franschoek
Be so kind to request Christine’s contact details.