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Mastering Mud

to 4 May 1997

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Mastering Mud ceramics exhibition

Mastering Mud features ceramic work by Glenda Mentis, Ian Garrett and Cara Walters which were submitted for their master of art in fine arts (ceramics) at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg.

Cara Walters models wall-plaques in high-relief using terracotta clays explo-ring personal themes interpreted through the imagery of mother and child icons.

Ian Garrett's terracotta pots, bowls and lidded jars are built by hand and pit-fired with wood, dung and aloe leaves. His work is inspired by the forms and sur-faces of traditional African ceramics.

Sculptor Glenda Mentis' vessels are inspired by the colours, textures and shapes of corals shells and other marine life forms. Members of the public can watch her work in the gallery on April 27 and 28 between 18h00 and 16h00.

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