“Being raised in the rural Eastern Cape, my journey toward art may have subliminally been influenced by elder brothers and their creative outlets – reggae music and interests in painting. I’d sketch through lessons at primary school, and kids would commission me to redraw diagrams of creatures for biology and so on. When I arrived in Cape Town, a friend spotted me sketching, and he guided me to the College of Cape Town’s Gugulethu Campus to study art. I was blown away during excursions to museums, galleries and studios in the city. My majors were ceramics and graphic design, and I went on to work at The Potter’s Workshop. I was able to attend a five-week residency exchange in Denmark and a scholarship to study ceramics at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. I returned to the Cape to rent a corner at The Potter’s Workshop. With some of my varsity peers, we founded Imiso Ceramics Gallery in 2006.”

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