Ceramics which are created to be both functional and beautiful in their simplicity. Each piece is meticulously crafted through a wide range of techniques, including hand- throwing, slip-casting and jiggering. Made from a variety of clays and glazes, this range retains the authenticity of handmade objects, while keeping a consistently clean, precise form. These ceramics are restrained, elegant, and made to outlast fleeting trends.
An unlikely collaboration between a former accountant and engineer has birthed one of South Africa’s most exciting contemporary ceramic duos, Vorster & Braye. Martin Vorster and Colin Braye’s vases and tableware draw inspiration from Mid-Century ceramics and architecture, and industrial design, to produce a unique collection that finds the sweet spot between the past and the future. The pair’s creative process combines free hand drawings with 3d computer modeling, which generates distinct and playful pieces. Shapes contrast between organic and geometric, color shifts between the naturalness revealed by the clay and earthy, vibrant hues and the textures of glaze and matte frequently coexist.