Well-known potter Clementina van der Walt has run a production studio and held many one-person shows over the past four decades. Her work is represented in several South African and international collections.
Together with her partner Albie Bailey, they run Clementina Ceramics Studio and a separate store in Woodstock, Cape Town. The space is shared with Peta Becker of Projekt, and several other creative individuals.
Their Cape Town studio produces one-off pieces, which are featured in a shop at The Old Biscuit Mill. It features contemporary works, such as tableware, wall pieces and sculptural objects. The items are all hand crafted, providing a sense of individuality.
The duo also opened a small Kraaldoring Studio and Gallery (by appointment only) outside Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo. Most of her work is on display here, complemented by photographic works and fine art prints by other artists.
Van der Walt’s aesthetic inspiration is drawn from patterns, colours and textures found in urban African and rural landscapes. She applies techniques of press moulding, casting and throwing, using earthenware clays, slips and underglazes.