Maria Ziessler – Potter of the Month

Maria Ziessler and her husband Holger moved to South Africa in 2000 and soon after opened their ceramic studio. Her love for salt glazed and wood fired pottery came from her childhood where old traditional pottery of this kind was handed down from generation to generation and with the inspirations gathered from Japanese and German potters she began to rebuild the studio

Tamar Mason Artist

Tamar Mason

“Conceptually embroidery is a way for me to subvert gender stereotypes about what is considered as fine art. Pigment and oil paint on canvas, dominated by men, is seen as fine art, while stitching on fabric is regarded as women’s work and is perceived as craft rather than art” .