27 November – 10 December 2022


For over 50 years Ceramics Southern Africa (CSA) has celebrated South Africa’s rich and diverse legacy of ceramic making. CSA serves to bring Southern African ceramics to a local and international audience by showcasing a range of functional ware, decorative ware, installations and sculpture.

2018 Colleen Lehmkuhl & Nic Sithole, Spaceship Vessels, Stoneware

In 1972 a group of celebrated potters came together and formed a collective that would represent the interests of potters in Southern Africa for years to come.

With this goal in mind, the mission of CSA has been to provide educational opportunities, facilities and a supportive environment for its members of the larger Southern African ceramic community in order to facilitate economic empowerment and job creation in South Africa. With a clear vision to promote transparency and inclusivity in a vibrant and diverse community CSA has continued to nurture excellence in the Ceramic Arts.

In 1975 the first Corobrik National Ceramics Exhibition was held in Cape Town. In 2022, during CSA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, it has now come full circle. The CSA Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale will be hosted in the historic Sir Herbert Baker building at 6 Spin Street Gallery, Church Square in Cape Town, CBD.

This exhibition is a juried body of work submitted by CSA members and selected by an esteemed panel of judges from various creative fields.

2018 Helen Doherty, Recollections from Cork to Calitzdorp

The selection panel is proud to include Eastern Cape award winning ceramist Sonwabiso Ngcai as award judge and selectors: Jo Ractliffe, renowned SA photographer, Liesel Hartman, Head of Education at Zeitz MOCAA and Lucinda Mudge, contemporary ceramic artist. The exhibition will be curated by Chris Silverston, owner of Potterswork.

The official opening is on Sunday 27 November 2022 at 5pm (viewing between 4pm-7pm). The exhibition runs until Saturday 10 December 2022. Exhibition times: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. Saturday 10am-2pm. Sunday 4 December – closed. First Thursdays 1 December 10am-9pm.

As part of the exhibition, a Ceramic Indaba will take place at 6 Spin Gallery during the run of the exhibition. This will involve a program of workshops and lectures by well-known ceramists, designers, photographers, writers and historians; all experts in their chosen fields.

The Ceramic Indaba will run for the duration of the exhibition in what has been named The Clerestory Room within the 6 Spin Street Gallery, due to the stunning clerestory windows in the building. The program will be posted on the CSA Western Cape region social media channels, including the link to purchasing tickets via Quicket. Workshops and lectures will be at a cost of R300 per ticket.

This is an opportunity not to be missed and a fabulous gift to give to any pottery enthusiast. In addition to this, on the 1st of December 2022, CSA will be part of the First Thursdays program in Cape Town CBD welcoming all creatives in the city to view the exhibition pieces.


2018 Carla Da Cruz, Anemone Porcelain

Digital workshops 

There will be daily screenings of digital workshops by CSA_WC and the International Ceramic School led by various South African ceramic artists at no cost to the public.

Part of the funds raised from the Ceramic Indaba program will be going towards purchasing pieces from the exhibition that will be donated to the Iziko Ceramics Collection and The Clay Museum. We hope to see you there supporting this program!

The CSA Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale 2022 is being hosted in Cape Town and is organised by the Ceramics Southern Africa Western Cape region.

For enquiries contact CSA WC administrator, Jodi Maree at ceramicssawesterncape@gmail.com   Visit www.ceramicssa.co.za

2018 Antoinette Du Plessis. Brace, Earthenware and Found Objects


2018 Hennie Meyer, Not the Colosseum


2018 Kate Malone Narrative Award. Allesandro Pappada, Old White Men, Stoneware and Domed Glass


2018 Premier Award Winner, Paul de Jongh. Koi Playing Stoneware fired in an Anagama Kiln



2018 Lynnley Watson, Anthropomorphic Figures I – III, Porcelain


2018 Kate Malone Narrative Award. Helen Doherty, Saint Google, Stoneware Paperclay

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