Cape Town ceramicist Clayton Sutherland’s work evokes the concepts of weathering, erosion, fissures and fractures of landscapes and objects found in them. The artefacts are handbuilt in coils, left rough and unpolished, eschewing traditional glazes for washes of oxides and underglazes, wiped off, painted over and scratched into.
Clayton’s work features in Wiehan de Jager’s studio. Both these artists draw inspiration from natural southern African landscapes and are influenced by their backgrounds in design. Their work overlaps thematically, and is tactile, rhythmic, organic and bold yet sensitive.