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MAGGIE MIKULA, from clay, a retrospective
88 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, 2004.

Maggie Mikula was born in Durban in 1941. She is regarded as one of the first South African ceramicists to incorporate into her work aspects of indigenous African art and, as such, was very influential in changing ceramic style in Natal and throughout the country. She died in 1989.

Introduction by Andrew Verster. Includes the essays "Maggie Mikula - a ceramic artist of vision" by Jill Addleson, "A Personal Vocabulary" by Vee Bauer & "A Brief History of Maggie the Ceramicist" by Paul Mikula as well as tributes by fellow artists, museum curators and critics.
Bank (A.) & (L.) eds. KRONOS 30, journal of Cape History/ tydskrif vir Kaaplandse geskiedenis, special issue: Eastern Cape
256 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. R190
Includes "Framing African Women: visionaries in southern African and their photographic afterlife, 1850-2004" by Helen Bradford and "'Oh Hurry to the River': the meaning of 'uMamlambo' models in the Tyumie Valley, Eastern Cape" by Seán Morrow and Nwabisa Vokwana.
Coetsee (E.) CRAFT ART IN SOUTH AFRICA, creative intersections
271pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2015. R325
Features South African craft artists who create works through beading, basket weaving, ceramics, fibre art, glass sculpture, metal and wirework, recycling and woodcarving. Includes chapters on Monkeybiz, Ardmore, Clementina van der Walt, Hylton Nel, Katherine Glenday, Kim Sacks, Wilma Cruise, Keiskamma Art, Walter Oltmann, Handspring Puppet Company, Johannes Segogela, Thomas Kubayi, and many others.

Preface by Willem Boshoff.

Elsabe Coetsee established the Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation in 1994, the Mogalakwena Craft Art Village in 2004, and the Mogalakwena Craft Art Gallery in Cape Town in 2008. Her first book, "Craft Art in South Africa", published in 2002, is now out of print.
De Becker (L.) & Nettleton (A.) eds. ACTIVATE/ CAPTIVATE, collections re-engagement at Wits Art Museum
192pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R340
"This publication discusses the many ways the tertiary education community of Gauteng has interacted with the permanent collection of African art at Wits Art Museum since its official re-opening in 2012." from the inside front cover

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Wits Art Museum (WAM), Johannesburg, 2015.

Contributions include:
"What's in the Storerooms? Unpacking the genesis and growth of the Wits Art Museum collections" by Julia Charlton
"Valuing the Art of Handcraft: engaging creatively with the African art collections at Wits Art Museum" by Walter Oltmann
"Talking Authenticity: museum and flea market works in teaching African art art Wits" by Anitra Nettleton
"Silence in the Storerooms" by Laura De Becker
"'The absence of models is an occupational hazard'" by Joni Brenner and Stacey Vorster.

Anitra Nettleton is Director and Chair of the Centre for the Creative Arts (CCAA) and Academic Head at WAM. Her other books include "African Dream Machines: style identity and meaning of African headrests".
Laura De Becker was an Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at WAM from 2013-2015. She is currently the Helmut and Candis Stern Associate Curator of African Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, USA.
Ehlers (M.) MOSAICS MADE IN AFRICA, a tribute to the mosaics of Vera Giovitto
188pp., colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2013. R450
Vera Giovitto was born in Italy in 1942 and moved to South Africa in 1964 to join her husband Renato. They settled in Pretoria and started making mosaics to decorate swimming pools. As demand grew they established the business Mosaic Arts, producing murals and floors for churches, hotels, casinos, banks and private homes. After Renato died their daughter Marina, the author of this book, became an equal partner.
Gandolfo (G.) REINATA SADIMBA, "Não somos iguais, estamos diferentes"/ "No somos iguales, estamos diferentes"/ "We are not equal, we are different", esculturas, cerâmicas/ esculturas, cerámicas/ sculpture, ceramics
236 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Maputo), 2012. R950
A monograph on Mozambican sculptor and ceramicist Reinata Sadimba.

Reinata Sadimba was born in 1945 in Nemu village in Cabo Del Gado, Mozambique. She was brought up in the traditional Makonde culture, which included making ceramic water vessels. In 1975 she started producing ceramic sculptures based on her dreams.

Architect Gianfranco Gandolfo moved to Mozambique in 1984 and worked as a teacher and trainer in visual education for an Italian cooperation project. Between 1996 and 1999 he worked for the Department of Museums as a consultant on a Makonde Art project. He has also curated several art exhibitions.
Gers (W.) SCORCHED EARTH, 100 years of southern African potteries
395pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., map, hardback, Johannesburg, 2015. R750
This book focuses on the products, histories and staff of a selection of twentieth century southern African potteries, including Linnware and Lieberman Pottery and Tiles.

Independent curator and art historian Wendy Gers is a researcher at l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art, Limoges, France, and a research associate at the Visual Identities in Art and Design (VAD) Research Centre, University of Johannesburg.
Giblin (J.) & Spring (C.) SOUTH AFRICA, the art of a nation
255pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., London, 2016. R590
Published to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum in London, October 2016 - February 2017.

John Giblin is Head of the Africa collection at the British Museum and is lead curator of the exhibition.
Chris Spring is co-curator of the exhibition and curator of contemporary African art and the eastern and southern African collections at the British Museum.
Jolles (F.) ZULU BEER VESSELS, in the twentieth century, their history, classification and geographical distribution
254pp., b/w & colour illus., map, paperback, d.w., Stuttgart, 2015. R875
Foreword by Karel Nel.

Frank Jolles spent twenty years collecting Zulu beer vessels, interviewing the makers and cataloguing informastion.

Frank Jolles (1931-1914) was Chair of German at the University of KwaZulu-Natal from 1987 until hs retirement in 1994. He continued to work as Honorary Research Associate at the University and Research Fellow of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum.
Magubane (P.) photo. AFRICAN RENAISSANCE,
168 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
Text by Sandra Klopper.
Documents contemporary rural life in South Africa: traditional styles of dress, beadwork and other forms of adornment, rites of passage, artistic traditions and the murals and vernacular forms of architecture practiced in rural areas across the country.
Magubane (P.) photo. & Klopper (S.) text ARTS AND CRAFTS,
96 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
Text in English, French & German.
Part of the "African Heritage" series. Other titles available are "Ceremonies", "Dress and Adornment" and "Homesteads".
201pp., colour illus., paperback, London, 2015. R395
A book on contemporary African design with a focus on furniture, textiles, ceramics, basketry and lighting. Includes Madwa (South Africa, Madagascar & Swaziland), The New Basket Workshop, Master Wire and Bead Craft, and Feeling African (Zimbabwe & South Africa), Tintsaba (Swaziland), Centro de Arte Africana (Mozambique), Mutapo (Zimbabwe), and Zenzulu, Imiso Ceramics, Dokter and Misses, Haldane Martin, Heath Nash, Michou Bowls, Mud Studio, willowlamp, YSWARA, Ronél Jordaan Textiles, Shine Shine, and Skinny laMinx (South Africa).

Tapiwa Matsinde is a British-born designer, creative business consultant, blogger and writer.
Meintjes (J.) comp. VITA ART NOW, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 03.05.1989 - 18.06.1989
64 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1989. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1989.

The catalogue contains entries for 114 artworks by 48 South African artists, all of whom were selected to take part in the Vita Art Now exhibition. Artists include David Brown, Philippa Hobbs, Thomas Motswai, Joachim Schönfeldt, Marion Arnold, Kevin Brand, Wilma Cruise, William Kentridge, Jurgen Schadeburg, Johannes Segogela & Gerard Sekoto.

Text by Christopher Till & Elsa Miles in English & Afrikaans.
Meneghelli (V.) et. al. LA MIA VITA, LA MIA COLLEZIONE/ MY LIFE, MY COLLECTION, memorie e pezzi selezionati dlla collezione di Vittorio Meneghelli/ memoir and selected pieces from the collection of Vittorio Meneghelli
459 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R855
The Meneghelli collection includes traditional and contemporary African art, with work by Lucky Sibiya, Tito Zungu, Cecil Skotnes, Norman Catherine, Nils Burwitz, Edoardo Villa, Paul Emmanuel, David Brown, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge, John Muafangejo, Pippa Skotnes, Guiseppe Cattaneo and Helmut Starke.

Vittorino Meneghelli is a collector and gallery owner in Italy and South Africa, exhibiting both contemporary and traditional African art.

Includes the essay,"Vittorino Meneghelli: bold collector of the unexpected", by Karel Nel.

Text in English & Italian.
Michaelis School of Fine Art GRADUATE EXHIBITION 2008,
173 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, 2008.

Preface by Stephen Inggs.

Work produced by final year undergraduate and postgraduate students at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
Miles (E.) LAND AND LIVES, a story of early black artists
190 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1997. OUT OF PRINT
An account of black artists born in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Includes sections on Gerard Bhengu, Gerard Sekoto, George Pemba, Gladys Mgudlandlu, Ernest Mancoba, Jan Schoeman (Outa Lappies), Peter Clarke, and many more.
Murray (B.) curator TRANSITIONS, Botswana/ Namibia/ Mozambique/ Zambia/ Zimbabwe, 1960-2004
128 pp., colour illus., paperback, London, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition presented by The Africa Centre from the collection of Robert Loder of the Triangle Arts Trust, The Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 2005.

Includes the essays "Frustrated Visionaries" by John Picton, "Notes on my Involvement in Art Making in Southern Africa over Two Decades" by Robert Loder, "Thapong: a brief history" by Veryan Edwards, "Is Namibian Art (Still) Provincial, Regional & Untouched?" by Hercules Viljoen, Beyond the Neat Cartoons" by Brian Chikwava, "The Kuru Art Project, D'Kar, Botswana" by Anne Gollifer & "Working Together" by Anna Kindersley. Also includes "Explorations", notes from an exchange between Barbara Murray and Berry Pickle, "Moving On", an article on David Chirwa by Laura Hernderson, "Ujamaa", notes from an interview with Fatima Fernandes by Veryan Edwards, "Changing Seasons", notes from a meeting with Rashid Jogee by Voti Thebe, & "Pursuing the Dream", an interview with Dias Machate by Hercules Viljoen.

Artists include Berry Pickle, John Muafangejo, David Chirwa, Veryan Edwards, Fatima Fernandes, Tapfuma Gutsa, Rashid Jogee, Dias Machate, Malangatana, Bernard Matemera, Nicholas Mukomberanwa, Reinata Sadhimba, and many others, mainly from Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique and Botswana.
85 x 59 cm, colour poster, Cape Town, 2003. R185
Poster of the exhibition, Michael Stevenson Contemporary, Cape Town, 2003.
The image on this page is a detail from the poster of one of Hylton Nel's plates.
Nettleton (A.) ed. PETER SCHÜTZ, an eye on the world
112pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R350
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, 2015.

Peter Schütz was born in Poland in 1942 and died in KwaZulu-Natal in 2008. He taught ceramics and sculpture at various educational institutions, including the University of Natal, Natal Technikon, and the University of the Witwatersrand.
Nettleton (A.) et. al. (eds.) VOICE-OVERS, Wits writings exploring African artworks
151 pp., 4to,m colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the exhibition, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, 2004.
A range of artists, writers and academics with strong connections to the University of the Witwatersrand were asked to chose an item from the Standard Bank African Art Collection, housed at the university, and write a short piece on their choice.

Authors include Willliam Kentridge, Deborah Bell, Michael Godby, Philippa Hobbs, Robert Hodgins, Karel Nel, David Bunn, Anitra Nettleton, Sarah Nuttall, Penny Siopis, Jan Taylor, Clive van den Berg, and many others. Includes work by Jackson Hlungwane, Sam Nhlengethwa, Johannes Mashego Segogela, Noria Mabasa, Santu Mofokeng, Trevor Makoba, and Tito Zungu. For example, William Kentridge chose a votive offering (asen) from Benin, Robert Hodgins a power object (nkisi) from the Congo, Phillipa Hobbs a tapestry, "Animal Meeting/ Apartheid among animals" by Allina Ndebele, Michael Godby a photograph from the series, "Motouleng Caves, Surrender Hill, Clarens" by Santu Mofokeng, Karel Nel a staff from Angola and Clive van den Berg a wooden sculpture, "God's Leg with Eggs", by Jackson Hlungwane.
Oliphant (A.W.) et. al. eds. DEMOCRACY X, marking the present/ re-presenting the past
329 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2004. OUT OF STOCK
Introduction by Andries Walter Oliphant, Peter Delius & Lalou Meltzer.

Essays include "South African Pottery: past and present" by Simon Hall, "Make-overs of Two Women: illustrated history and gender bias" by Helen Bradford, "Creating Beauty In, and Between, Two Worlds: contextualising the art of South Africa's migrant labourers" by Fiona Rankin-Smith & Sandra Klopper, "The Role of Art in the Liberation Struggle" by Sipho Mdanda, "Film and Democracy in South Africa" by Michael Dearham, "Media in the Mix" by Guy Berger, "The State of the Arts in Post-apartheid South Africa" by Lynee Maree, "The Rights and Status of the Artist in the First Ten Years of South Africa's Democracy" by Mike van Graan, "A Decade of Cartoons" by Jonathan Shapiro, "Marking Time: the making of the Democracy X exhibition" by Rayda Becker, and much more.

Objects exhibited include pots, sticks, headrests, arm rings, earplugs, shell artefacts, beadwork, Khoe-San rock paintings, earthenware heads found near Lydenburg, artefacts from Great Zimbabwe ruins and posters used during the struggle years.

Also includes sculpture by Jackson Hlungwani, Durant Sihlali, & Johannes Segogela, photographs by Ernest Cole, Bob Gosani, Alf Khumalo, Eli Wienberg & Jurgen Schadeberg, paintings by Gerard Sekoto, as well as work by contemporary artists Robert Hodgins, Jane Alexander, Willie Bester, Gavin Younge, Willem Boshoff, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sue Williamson, William Kentridge, and many others.
Perrill (E.) ZULU POTTERY,
106 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R195
This guide to contemporary Zulu pottery provides a brief history of Zulu ceramics and discusses the techniques and styles of different artists continuing this tradition, including Nesta Nala, Jabu Nala, Clive Sithole, Bina Gumede, and Miriam Mbonambi.

Elizabeth Perrill is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, and has curated many exhibitions of contemporary Zulu pottery.
Perrill (E.) text & photo. UKUCWEBEZELA: TO SHINE, contemporary Zulu ceramics
80 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, Bloomington, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Iowa, 2008, and Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, 2009.

This exhibition "presents the work of twenty-six South African artists who are working within or have affinities with Zulu cultural identity and ceramic traditions...Within the work of Azolina MaMncube Ngema one can see the admixture of beadworking and ceramic creativity. Young men like Ian Garrett and Clive Sithole are crossing gender divisions as they venture into this traditionally women's art form. And young women working for new audiences, such as Peni MaGumbi Mathengwa, Yvette Dunn and Witty Nyide are re-interpreting what it means to be a Zulu artist. 'Ukucwebezela: To Shine' features individuals creating their own interpretations of a continuing and expanding Zulu ceramic tradition as they produce pots and sculptures for local audiences, South African galleries, and international collectors." from the introduction

"'Ukucwebezela' ('to shine') refers to a quality that many Zulu ceramic artists identify as important and admirable: the shine produced by the careful burnishing of a ceramic vessel." from the preface
106 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), (2007). R295
Ceramicist Dina Prinsloo explores the development of her work, which has always been inspired by indigenous plants in their natural setting. She also documents her collaboration with South African architects, in which she created sculptures and containers for their buildings.

DIna Prinsloo was born in Johannesburg, where she continues to live and work.
Rabe (J-M.) & (P.) CAPE FURNITURE & SOUTH AFRICAN CERAMICS, Cape furniture 1700-1900, Linnware 1925-1955, Kalahari 1950-1985
74 pp., colour illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue for the selling exhibition, Piér Rabe Antiques, Stellenbosch, 2006.

Includes Cape Renaissance Classicism, Cape Baroque, Cape Rococo, Cape Neo-Classicism, Cape Regency, Transvaal furniture, Folk and Pioneer furniture, Cape kitchenalia, and ceramics from The Cape Studio (renamed Linnware) and the Kalahari Studio.
Scott (G.) text & Bannister (A.) & Comfort (K.) photo. ARDMORE, an African discovery
79 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, Cape Town, (1998) 2003. OUT OF PRINT
The Ardmore Ceramic Studio was established in 1985 for potters from rural KwaZulu Natal. Many of the potters, including the late Bonnie Ntshalintshali, have become world renowned.
Smuts (H.) SHIRLEY CLOETE, a life reflected in glass
64 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2008. R186
Foreword by Helen Suzman.

In 1974 Shirley Cloete began studies in the technique of hand blown glass at Glass House in London. On her return to Somerset West she set up her own studio and pioneered the studio glass movement in South Africa. She has had many exhibitions in South Africa and abroad.
Spring (C.) ANGAZA AFRIKA, African art now
336 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. OUT OF STOCK
Angaza Africa is Swahili for "shed light on Africa". Chris Spring brings together more than 60 of Africa's contemporary artists. "I believe that those I have selected will help to emphasize the sheer diversity of Africa, embracing not only the whole continent and its diaspora, but also its inclusion in the cultural complexes that make up the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds".

Artists include Jane Alexander, Willie Bester, Wim Botha, Jackson Hlungwani, William Kentridge, David Koloane, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Owen Ndou, Karel Nel, Johannes Phokela, Tracey Rose and Sandile Zulu from South Africa, Dominic Benhura and Tapfuma Gutsa from Zimbabwe, Jorge Dias, Pompílio Hilário (Gemuce), Kester, Fiel dos Santos, Hilário Nhatugueja, Adelino Matè, Malangatana Valente Ngwenya and Reinata Sadhimba from Mozambique.

Chris Spring is curator of the Sainsbury African Galleries at the British Museum in London. He is also the author of "African Textile Design" (1997), "Africa: arts and cultures" (2000) and "Silk in Africa" (2002).
Stevenson (M.) & Nel (H.) HYLTON NEL, conversations
127 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, d.w., London & Cape Town, 2003. R295
Transcripts of conversations between well known South African "artist-potter" Hylton Nel and art historian Michael Stevenson.
Stevenson (M.) & Graham-Stewart (M.) "BOTH CURIOUS AND VALUABLE", African art from the late 19th-century south-east Africa
130 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the selling exhibition, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town and Michael Graham-Stewart, Auckland, 2005.

Includes a 26 pp. essay by Michael Stevenson on "the acquisition of south-east African material culture by Europeans in the late nineteenth century, and the dynamic shift in the social significance of the object that occurs along with the shift in ownership".
Stevenson (M.) ed. HYLTON NEL, a curious world
144 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2010. R420
"Artist-potter Hylton Nel, who celebrates his 70th birthday in 2011, has developed a distinctive style of work, rich in references to the decorative arts, literature, art history and South African life. His plates, bowls, vases and figurative pieces are idiosyncratically decorated with witty and poignant line drawings and script. His imagery ranges from penises to cats and angels, and his quotes are drawn from poetry and the daily press as well as his observations of the world. This richly illustrated book brings together images of his recent work with extracts from his journals as a young man and photographs of his home and garden on the outskirts of Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo." from inside front cover

Art historian Michael Stevenson, founder of Michael Stevenson gallery in Cape Town, is also the author of a previous monograph on the artist, "Hylton Nel, conversations" (2003).
72 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the selling exhibition, BCI Fine Art, Johannesburg, 1998.

Includes paintings by Pieter Hugo Naudé, Robert Gwelo Goodman, Barbara Tyrrell and others, Transvaal furniture, Olifantsfontein Studio ceramics, and more.
95 pp., maps, colour illus., spiral-bound plus a fold-out map in pocket, Grahamstown & East London, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Includes names and contact details of beaders, potters, sculptors, weavers, ceramicists and other craft people in the Eastern Cape.
Straughan (K.) & Becker (R.) NORIA MABASA,
95 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
Noria Mabasa was born in Venda in 1938.

Text in English, French and Dutch.

Included is a separate 14 pp. educational supplement written by Wilhem van Rensburg.

Number 7 in the TAXI Art Book Series.
Thompson (B.) curator & ed. BLACK WOMANHOOD, images, icons, and ideologies of the African body
374 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Seattle, 2008. R640
Catalogue of the travelling exhibition first shown at Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, 2008.

Includes work by Senzeni Marasela, Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi, Berni Searle and Penny Siopis.

With the essays: "The African Female Body in the Cultural Imagination" and "Decolonizing Black Bodies: personal journeys in the contemporary voice" by Barbara Thompson,
"African Women's Body Images in Postcolonial Discourse and Resistance to Neo-Crusaders" by Ifi Amadiume,
"'Les Parisiens d'Afrique': Mangbetu women as works of art" by Enid Schildkrout,
"The Black Female Body, the Postcard, and the Archives" by Christaud Geary,
"The Body of a Myth: embodying the Black mammy figure in visual culture" by Kimberly Wallace-Sanders,
"The Women Who Posed: Maudelle Bass and Florence Allen" by Carla Williams,
"Picturing the New Negro Woman" by Deborah Willis, and
"Housing and Homing the Black Female Body in France: Calixthe Beyala and the legacy of Sarah Baartman and Josephine Baker" by Ayo Abiétou Coly.

Tiley-Nel (S.) LETSOPA CLAY, Mapungubwe
73pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2017. R295
Selection from the collection of ceramics unearthed at Mapungubwe Hill, including shallow bowls, incurvate bowls, large vessels, beakers, clay figurines and spindle whorls.

"Letsopa" means clay in Sepedi.
Tiley-Nel (S.) & de Kamper (G.) SOUTH AFRICAN CERAMICS, museum ceramic collections of the University of Pretoria
63pp., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R295
Selection of South African ceramics from the collections housed at the University of Pretoria, including Mapungubwe ceramics, archaeological clay figurines, traditional ceramics, factory production ceramics (Linnware, Lucia Ware, Crescent Potteries) and studio ceramics (Ardmore, Henrietta Ngako, Hym Rabinowitz, Christo Coetzee).
Tiley-Nel (S.) & de Kamper (G.) THE WORLD OF CERAMICS, Eastern and Western ceramic collections of the University of Pretoria
64pp., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R295
Selection of the University of Pretoria's collection of ceramics from around the world.
van den Berg (C.) & Pather (J.) curators SPIER CONTEMPORARY 2007, exhibition & awards, December 2007 - December 2008
268 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the national travelling exhibition launched at Spier Estate outside Stellenbosch, December 2007-February 2008.

In February 2007 South African artists were invited to submit works in all categories of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, video, photography and performance. The selection panel included Thembinkosi Goniwe and Virginia MacKenny and the curatorial team included Clive van den Berg, Jay Pather, Churchill Madikida and Kadiatou Diallo.

The exhibition of 120 artworks by 92 artists inlcudes work by Sanell Aggenbach, Brett Bailey, Kevin Brand, Marco Cianfanelli, Steven Cohen, Wilma Cruise, Gavin Younge, Abrie Fourie, Thando Mama, Zanele Muholi, Brett Murray, Kathryn Smith, Doreen Southwood, Jeremy Wafer, Sue Williamson, Dale Yudelman, Manfred Zylla, and many others.

The judges were N'Goné Fall, Clive Kellner and Predag Pajdic chose six winning artists: Abrie Fourie for his photographs, Chuma Sopotela, Mwenya Kabwe and Kenang wa Lehulere for their performance "U nyamo alunampumto", Bettina Malcomess, Rene Holleman and Linda Stupart for their performance "Wrong Side of the River Tour", Nina Barnett and Robyn Nesbitt for their video "Warcry", Andrew Putter for his video installation "Secretly I will love you more", and Peter van Heerden for his performance "Flowers of my Flesh" The seventh prize, designed as a peoples' choice award, was won by Justin Fiske for his installation, 14-kundalini.

Includes the essays, "Reflections on Uneven Ground" by Thembinkosi Goniwe,
"Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Transculturation: remaking the notion of 'center' and 'periphery'" by Zine Magubane,
"Vulnerabilities" by Deborah Posel,
"Some Traditional, Some Contemporary in Some African Visual Art Practices" by Bisi Silva,
"'skulls, bubbles and art of optimism" by David Brodie, and
"The Grass is Singing: a note on performance in South Africa" by Roselee Goldberg.
van den Berg (C.) curator THE BRETT KEBBLE ART AWARDS, two thousand and four
299 pp., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition of the finalists selected for the 2004 award, International Conference Centre, Cape Town, 2004.

The judges were Lucia Burger, Frank Ledimo, Julia Meintijes, Zwelethu Mthethwa, and Penny Siopis. Selectors were Julia Charlton and Churchill Madikida. The winners were Tanya Katherine Poole and Lice Philip Rikhotso.

Includes work by Deborah Bell, Conrad Botes, Joni Brenner, Jean Brundrit, Stephen Hobbs, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Langa Magwa, Karel Nel, Sam Nhlengethwa, Tracy Payne, Joachim Schönfeldt, Jeremy Wafer, Sue Williamson and many others.
van der Walt (C.) et al CLEMENTINA VAN DER WALT, a ceramic journey
145pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2017. R395
A collection of essays on the work of ceramicist Clementina van der Walt.

Contributions include:
"The Significance of Material Things" by Michael Godby
"Present but Absent" by Sandra Klopper
"Objects as Sites of Memory" by Deborah Posel
"The Power of Objects" by Wilma Cruise.

Clementina van der Walt is based in Cape Town. Together with her partner Albie Bailey she runs Clementina Ceramics Studio and a separate store in Woodstock. They also run Kraaldoring Studio and Gallery (appointment only) outside Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo.
van Schalkwyk (L.) et. al ZULU TREASURES/ AMAGUGU KAZULU, of kings & commoners, a celebration of the material culture of the Zulu people/ amakhosi nabantukazana, umgubho wezinto ezihambisana namasiko amaZulu
216 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, (Durban), (1996) 2011. OUT OF STOCK
Reprint of the 1996 catalogue of an exhibition which showcased Zulu cultural artefacts held by museums in KwaZulu-Natal, including pottery, woodcarving, grass weaving and metalwork.

Essays include:
"The Land of the Zulu Kings" by John Laband.
"Zulu Cattle: colour patterns and imagery in the names of Zulu cattle" by Marguerite Poland
"The Matter of Kings is not Kept/ Indaba yamakhosi ayibanjelwa mlando" by Gillian Berning
"Domestic Arts: carved wooden objects for the home" by Linsay Hooper
"Zulu Earplugs" by Frank Jolles
"Traditional Zulu Pottery" by Juliet Armstrong and Ian Calder
"Some Zulu Uses for the Animal Domains: livestock (imfuyo) and game (izilwane)" by Robert Papini.
143 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
Includes the essays, "The Human Dog" by Sean O'Toole and "But Are They Paintings?" and "Forms for a Painter" by Retief van Wyk.

Retief van Wyk teaches in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the Tshwane University of Technology.

Painter Robert Hodgins was born in the UK in 1920, and emigrated to South Africa in 1938. He taught painting at the Fine Arts Department, University of the Witwatersrand until retiring to paint full-time in 1983.
26 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, 2005.

Includes a work by Robert Hodgins.
Venter (K.) curator FOR JULIET, ceramic sculptor 1950 to 2012
129pp., colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R200
Catalogue of the exhibition of ceramics, Tatham Art Gallery, Petermaritzburg, 2014.

Contributions include:
"Juliet Armstrong: archaeology, anthropology and art" by Gavin Whitelaw
"Carrier Shells: Juliet Armstrng and 'Xenophora Juliensis" by Ian Clader
"How Did She Do It? Technical aspects of Juliet Armstrong's work" by Michelle Rall
"Juliet Armstrong's Ceramics: a mediation of Modernism" by Amanda Bucknall
"Referencing Africanness in the Work of Juliet Armstrong" by Juliette Leeb-du Toit

Ceramicist Juliet Armstrong was born in 1950 in Durban. She taught sculpture and ceramics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and was Director of the Centre for Visual Art from 1998 to 2000 and again from 2006 to 2008. She died in 2012.
Visser (P.) & Fitz-Gerald (N.) curators DOWN TO EARTH, okuvela emhlabeni, an exhibition of new South African ceramic art
29 pp., colour illus., paperback, New York, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York and Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 1998.

Features the work of Rodney Blumenfeld, Lovell Friedman, Ian Garrett, Josephine Ghesa, Barbara Jackson, Nesta Nala, Hylton Nel, Thijs Nel, Henriette Ngako, Nhlanhla Nsundwane, Bonnie Ntshalinsthali, Wonderboy Thokozani Nxumalo, Punch Shabalala & Clementina van der Walt.
Wiehager (R.) ed. THE NOMINEES, Mercedes-Benz Award for South African Art Projects in Public Space 2008
83 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2008. OUT OF STOCK
Catalogue of the travelling exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum and Sasol Art Museum, University of Stellenbosch, 2008.

Eight artists were nominated for the Mercedes-Benz Award for South African Art Projects in Public Space 2008: Voncent Baloyi, Kevin Brand, Marco Cianfanelli, Jabe du Rand, Jan Jordaan, Samson Mudzunga, Strijdom van der Merwe and Usha Seejarim. This catalogue presents these artists, as well as an overview of Public Art Projects in Johannesburg and Cape Town. There is also a catalogue on the prizewinner, Kevin Brand, available @ R220.

Includes the essays, "Art Speaks in Public on South Africa" by Renate Wiehager,
"Kevin Brand Still Makes Things" by Paul Edmunds, and
"Samson Ratshilumela Mudzunga" by Bongi Dhlomo-Mautloa.
Woodward (C.) ORIENTAL CERAMICS AT THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1652-1795, an account of the porcelain trade of the Dutch East India Company with particular reference to ceramics with the V.O.C. Monogram, the Cape Market, and South African collections
228 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town & Rotterdam, 1974. OUT OF PRINT
One of an edition of two hundred copies in a quarter-leather deluxe binding. signed by the author.
Wright (N.) A POTTER'S TALE IN AFRICA, the life and works of Andrew Walford
167 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Kloof, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
A book on the life and work of potter Andrew Walford.

Andrew Walford was born in 1942 in England and grew up in South Africa. He lives and works in Shongweni in KwaZulu-Natal.
[Halsted (F.)] ARDMORE, we are because of others, the story of Fée Halsted and Ardmore Ceramic Art
202 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R480
The story of Ardmore Ceramic Art studio in rural KwaZulu-Natal, established by Fée Halstead with Bonnie Nthshalintshali in 1985, and the more than fifty sculptors and painters who produce the handcrafted and highly detailed figurative works found in collections and museums worldwide.

Includes work by Bonnie Ntshalintshali, Josephine Ghesa, Wonderboy Nxumalo, Sabelo Khoza, Alex Sibanda, Siyabonga Mabaso, Virginia (Lindiwe) Xaba, Roux Gwala, Sondelani Ntshalintshali, Sabelo Khoza,and many others.

"Ardmore ceramics epitomise Africa: its spirit and soul, its colours, its aura and aromas, its fierce beauty. The artists at Ardmore perfectly combine the atavism and innocence of their roots with an unselfconscious whimsy and sophistication. The result is unique works of art that captivate and enchant while they enrich those fortunate enough to live with them." J.Brian Breis, collector, USA