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Ian Calder

South African 1955- 

Ian Calder works at his Ridge Studio in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, and participates in art exhibitions of ceramics and drawing. He graduated from the University of Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) in Pietermaritzburg (MAFA cum laude, 1988; BAFA, 1976), and taught at the Centre for Visual Art at the University from 1982 until his retirement as an Associate Professor in 2015.

Calder has participated frequently in national and international conferences and symposia, lectured at universities locally and overseas including in Sweden, Finland and the USA, and has published research papers about South African and KZN ceramics. His works have appeared in numerous publications including For Juliet [Armstrong] (Brendan Bell and Bryony Clark (eds), Tatham Art Gallery, 2014); All Fired Up: Conversations between Kiln and Collection (Jenny Stretton (ed), Durban Art Gallery, 2012); Craftart (Doreen Hemp, Prism, 1993); Contemporary Ceramics in South Africa (Wilma Cruise and Doreen Hemp, Struik, 1991) and A Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors (Grania Ogilvie, Everard Read 1988).

Calder’s drawings and ceramic vessels incorporate pictorial motifs that overlay images from local heritage landsites, emblematic items of material cultural and indigenous flora of KwaZulu-Natal. His works are represented in private, public and corporate collections, including South African public art museums, MTN’s Corporate Collection and the Guanlan Printmaking Base of Shenzhen in China.

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2 lots offered      100.00% sold      ZAR 17 002

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Ian Calder; Vase with Chicken Motif
8 Nov 2020
Sold for ZAR 4 104
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Ian Calder; Vase with Cock Motif
8 Nov 2020
Sold for ZAR 12 898
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT