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Live Virtual Auction, 8 - 11 November 2020

South African Ceramics, Selected Prints and Multiples

Sold for

ZAR 10 553
Lot 533
  • Hannatjie van der Wat; Abstract Forms #2; #12; #23, three
  • Hannatjie van der Wat; Abstract Forms #2; #12; #23, three
  • Hannatjie van der Wat; Abstract Forms #2; #12; #23, three
  • Hannatjie van der Wat; Abstract Forms #2; #12; #23, three
  • Hannatjie van der Wat; Abstract Forms #2; #12; #23, three
  • Hannatjie van der Wat; Abstract Forms #2; #12; #23, three
  • Hannatjie van der Wat; Abstract Forms #2; #12; #23, three
  • Hannatjie van der Wat; Abstract Forms #2; #12; #23, three


Lot Estimate
ZAR 4 000 - 6 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 10 553

About this Item

South African 1923-2020
Abstract Forms #2; #12; #23, three

each signed and dated '77 or '78 on the underside

glazed ceramic
two, height: 9,5 cm; diameter: 12cm; one, height: 14cm; length: 23cm; width: 14cm

Notes

Hannatjie van der Wat began to experiment with ceramics in 1972 ‘through a friendship with Helen Martin (Dunstan) who invited her to her studio school to ‘play with clay’. Van der Wat took up the invitation with scepticism, not expecting to return more than once or twice at most, but from the moment that she began handling the clay, a creative empathy began to take hold of her. By her second visit, a very clear direction had emerged. It was a contradiction of all the rules of pottery – solid heavy slabs of clay twisted and pressured into form.’1
1. Garth Clark and Lynne Wagner (1974) Potters of Southern Africa, Cape Town: Struik, page 178.

 

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