Celebrating Art in Clay with contemporary ceramic tableware

La Motte is joining the galleries and studios in the Franschhoek Valley for the fourth annual Art in Clay Festival. Taking place from 25 October to 30 November this year, La Motte will present an exhibition of contemporary ceramic tableware, aptly titled, The Setting, celebrating its dedicated focus on wine and food as well as its passion for the conservation of heritage.

The exhibition on La Motte found its inspiration in the Iziko Museum’s exhibition of ceramic place settings in the famous Banqueting Hall of the Castle of Good Hope.

The Setting – contemporary ceramic tableware is a display of 30 settings of functional tableware created by 30 acknowledged ceramic artists and studios. Installed in the atmospheric barrel maturation cellar on the estate, the exhibition with its creative variety will give visitors an insightful view into the various clay styles, methods, techniques, preferences and evolving design currently happening within contemporary ceramics in South Africa.

Well-known ceramicists like David and Sarah Walters, Anthony Shapiro and Ella-Lou O’Meara whose bespoke creations are already home in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant and the La Motte Farm Shop, are amongst the talented artists featured within the select group. (Please see complete list below)

The exhibition is open for viewing between 25 October and 30 November, Monday to Saturday from 09h00 to 17h00. Entrance is free.

Guests are also invited to book for the estate’s famed Winelands Tea presented in custom-made ceramic tea sets. Reservations are essential and can be made with Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant at T +27 (0) 21 876 8800 or E pierneef@la-motte.co.za Cost is R145 per person.

Those who would enjoy a guided walkabout of the exhibition, can join La Motte Museum Information Officer, Eliz-Marié Schoonbee on Saturday, 25 October 2014 at 10h00. Reservations are essential and can be made with her at T +27 (0) 21 876 8850 or E museum@la-motte.co.za. Cost: R70. For guests attending the walkabout, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant will prepare a special Winelands Tea. Cost is R240 p.p., including a glass of La Motte Méthode Cap Classique and admission to the talk.

Featured ceramic artists and studios

Aaron Kearney

Amelia Jacobs

Anthony Shapiro and Art in the Forest

Ardmore Ceramics

Ceramic Matters

Christo Giles

Clementina van der Walt

David Walters

Diane Harper

Ella-Lou O’Meara

Hennie Meyer

Hilda Kruger

Ineke Nicolle

Janie Siebert

Jo Pentz

John Bauer

John the Potter

Karen Sinovich

Kendal Warren

Lauren Kaplan & Chuma Maweni

Lesley Porter

Lisa Ringwood

Margaret Young

Martin Swart

Paul de Jongh (Millstone Pottery)

Noël Yardley

Ralph Johnson

Sarah Walters

Zizamele Ceramics

Zizipho Poswa (IMISO Ceramics)

For more information on La Motte, please visit www.la-motte.com or contact T +27 (0) 21 876 8000 or E info@la-motte.co.za

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