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South African ceramics: museum ceramic collections of the University of Pretoria / S Tiley-Nel & G De Kamper
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South African factory production ceramics - diversity in design and aesthetics.

About the book:

The eastern and western ceramic collections of the University of Pretoria Museums are wide ranging, but there is also a smaller , less extensive evolving and growing collection of South African ceramics.

The pre-history collection that originated in the early 1930s comprises archaelogical K2 and Mapungubwe ceramics that date from AD 1000 to AD 1300.

Although some of the first ceramics were formally produced in the Cape from as early as the 18th and 19th century. The history of the University collection began during the 1920s and 1930s with the scholary interest in traditional African pottery and other art and craft forms.

The University of Pretoria's ceramic collections were held in storage for decades or functionally separated, but are now brought together under one roof in the Old Arts Building to celebrate the rich array of South African ceramics and the artists from the past to present.

















Traditional historical and contemporary ceramics - intuitively aesthetic and traditionally creative

About the authors:

Sian Tiley-Nel

She is the museum manager and the chief curator of Mapungubwe Collection

Gerard De Kamper

He is the collection manager and the chief curator of ceramic & art collections

University of Pretoria

Source: Tiley-Nel, S & De Kamper, G. 2016. South African ceramics : museum ceramic collections of the University of Pretoria. Pretoria: University of Pretoria.

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