Sgraffito on Stoneware Clay
They say it can all be told
Simply by look into someone’s face
Pain, love, happiness and sadness
Like the beauty that resides in the eyes of the beholder.
The method of execution of this work is sgraffito on clay .
22.5 x 18.5 cm
clay, sgraffito, African Indigenous Cultures, African symbols
“I am a potter. I believe in the beauty of handmade objects. This allows me to explore notions of beauty and cultivate a sense of order.
When I first started using clay as a creative vehicle, I did not realize that I had just stepped into great knowledge teaming with dynamism. I was in my OND days, and clay was one of the last mediums I was interested in. While I was pursuing an art degree, clay seemed like it was always pulling at me. Each time I work with clay on the potter’s wheel I was able to gain a stronger sense of who I was without trying to express myself too directly in the medium. This unintentional process continues in the studio to this day. I have learned to accept it as an instinctive method, not to be interrupted or forced, but to be nurtured, explored and capitalized upon. Many of the motifs I use are adapted from Africa indigenous cultures and symbols, this which I used to reflect life into my works. I used my work as a mirror that reflects our society.”
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