African Pottery Arts – traditional, contemporary

 

African Traditional Pottery

Algerian water vessel

 

African  Water vessel. A ceramic jar which is  worn by women on their backs to fetch water from wells and springs and then to store it in their homes.

Ouadhias culture. Great Kabylia, Algeria

 

 

Vessel Azande Africa, Angola

Azande Vessel –   Africa, Angola

 

 

 

 

Vessel-Nupe, Africa,Nigeria

Nupe Vessel – Africa,Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

Water jug from the jerma tribe

Water jug from the Jerma tribe – Niger

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Samburu girls dressed in her traditional beaded necklaces and headress at a dance. Ol Malo, Laikipia, Kenya

 

 

 

 

African-woman-carrying-pot

 

 

 

 

Nigerian-pottery

Nigerian pottery vessel

 

 

 

 

Yellow Hornbill

Yellow Hornbill

Kruger National Park

 

 

 

 

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Chameleon Lizard

 

African Contemporary Pottery

 

 

design africa Kpando Pottery

 Kpando Pottery

( Design Africa )

 

 

 

 

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 Kpando Pottery

( Design Africa )

 

 

 

 

Kpando Pottery

 Kpando Pottery

 

 

 

 

 

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Sango-Ceramics

( design-africa )

Louise Gelderblom vessel

Louise Gelderblom carved vessel

( South Africa )

 

 

 

 

Eric Lafforgue Erbore Girl

Eric Lafforgue -  Erbore Girl

 

 

 Imiso Ceramics :  

Imiso is driven by the vision of becoming an exclusive design house that reflects the richness of African cultures and traditions. The company was established in 2005 and is currently owned by Zizipho Poswa and Andile Dyalvane who collectively bring over 15 years  of experience in creative design and manufacturing. Their first studio and gallery space is currently located at The Old Biscuit Mill, which is situated at the Woodstock precinct of Cape Town. Imiso employs a team of highly skilled artists who contribute to their production of highly distinctive ceramics designs.

 

 

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 Zizipho Poswa and Andile Dyalvane

 

 

 Africasso Collection 

Picasso was inspired by Africa and Andile was inspired by Picasso and he has created a collection of ceramic bowls that reflect an abstract sympathy with this style. His pieces dispaly a myriad of visual African stories.

 

 

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 Imiso Ceramics   Africasso- Earthenware slip casted Vuyo vase

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   Africasso Stoneware coiled vase ; self portrait

Africasso Stoneware vessel

  Africasso – Abstract Stoneware coiled vase; Majola

Africasso tall vase

Africasso tall vase

Africasso Stoneware vessel

Africasso Stoneware vessel

Africasso showstopper vase

Africasso ‘showstopper’ vase

 

Hand Pinched Collection

Like a pianist that sorts to unleash magical creativity through her fingers, Zizipho Poswa has created a beautiful, eclectic mix of delicate hand pinched ceramic bowls and platter sets.

 

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Imiso Ceramics   Hand Pinched-walford white clay-oblong bowl

 Zizipho Poswa

 

 

 

 

Hand Pinched bowl

  Hand Pinched-walford1 white clay hand pinched bowl

 Zizipho Poswa

 

 

 

 

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    Hand Pinched-walford white hand pinched 3pc set - Zizipho Poswa

Hand Pinched vessel

 Zizipho Poswa

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   Hand Pinched-walford white clay hand pinched bowl

 Zizipho Poswa

 

 

 

 

 

Earthenware slip cast vase

Earthenware slip cast vase -  Zizipho Poswa

 

 

 

 

Stoneware-coiled-vase

 

 Stoneware coiled vase; Red & gold scarified pattern; matrix bottom half-Udu-Vase

Andile Dyalvane

 

 

 

 

 

Imiso Ceramics- Stoneware coiled vase; scarified bulb shape

 Stoneware coiled vase; scarified bulb shape

Andile Dyalvane

The Scarified Collection is inspired by the ancient African tradition of body scarification. Scarification is an ancient practice used to protect individuals  against various spiritual and physical manifestations. Designed by Andile Dyalvane, the scarified pottery pieces are intended to carry a spiritual message that will resonate with the ambience of the interiors they are destined for.

 

 

 

 

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Large scarified vessel - Andile Dyalvane

 

 

 

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Bright and Pinchy by Zizipho Poswa

 

 

 

 

 

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Imiso Ceramics—Africasso-platter

 

 

 

 

Imiso Ceramics hand crafted vessel

Views From The Studio Collection by Andile Dyalvane

 

 

 

 

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Imiso Ceramics slip casting

 

 

 

 

Imiso Ceramics Stoneware coiled vase

Imiso Ceramics  Stoneware coiled vase

Andile Dyalvane

 

Imiso Ceramics site here

 

 

 

 

 

 More African Traditional Pottery

 

Nigeria pottery William Itter collection

Nigerian pottery water jar – William Itter collection

 

 

 

 

Nigeria William Itter Collection

Nigerian Pottery Vessel – William Itter Collection

Jar. Calabar. Nigeria

Jar. Calabar. Nigeria

Ladi Kwali

Ladi Kwali – sgraffito vessel

Ladi-Kwali-(Nigerian)

African Water Pot with sgraffito detail. – Ladi Kwali-(Nigerian)

Ladi Kwali a large Water Jar

Ladi Kwali – large Water Jar

PUNU MASK,-Gabon, Africa

African Punu Mask , Gabon

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Beauty Mask - Chidi Okoye

African Global vessel

Carved global vessel with everted rim from the Igbo people of Nigeria

Mother and Child Bowl

Mother and Child Bowl, late 1800s Yoruba Peoples, Nigeria.

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Water Jar. Kabyle peoples, Algeria –  19th century.  Ceramic with red and black pigments.  To this day, Kabyle women coil and decorate pottery with beautiful, geometric designs for their own household use and for sale

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Karl  HAGENAUER (1898 – 1956)

“Africa in the jar”

( Million & Associes )

 

 

 

Mudsgum earth home

A Mudsgum earth home

 

 

 

 

 

Pokot girl with giant necklace - Kenya

Pokot girl with giant necklace – Kenya

( Eric Lafforgue – flickr )

 

 

 

 

 

Nigerian vessel

Nigerian vessel

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4 Comments

  1. Deborah
    Posted May 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    This is a fantastic site. Thank you. I’ll be sharing with friends. I love pottery and ceramics, esp. pottery!!

  2. Naomi Stroud
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Wonderful site….love classical form and decoration. Great inspiration!

  3. Arturo Condon
    Posted October 1, 2013 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    Site is tremendous . The site depicts a fantastic amalgam of ancient and modern things. i want to see them lively.

  4. Kimani Kabengi
    Posted February 4, 2014 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    Beauty of African art!

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