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An interest in ceramics in the early seventies lead to inspirational tuition at the Ruth Prowse Art Centre. Subsequently, Angelique Kirk, Maxie Hyeman and the late Marietjie van der Merwe were instrumental in developing my work.

“I use a porcelain clay body which can be wheel thrown and turned. Form, clean lines and symmetry are a priority. The completed pots are sprayed with metallic sulphates and oxides prior being subjected to pit firing.”

The deep tonal range achieved imparts richness and depth to the vessel without the need to use brush and glaze.


Joint winner Corobrick Regional Exhibition (Western Cape)
Joint winner Corobrick National
Highly commended A.P.S.A.(Association of Potters of South Africa)

Regional Exhibition:

Award for excellence of thrown ware, A.P.S.A. Regional.
Award for wheel thrown ware A.P.S.A. Regional Exhibition.


Corobrick Collection Pietermaritzburg.
Cultural History Museum, Cape Town.
Durbanville Clay Museum
King George VI Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth
National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan.


Cilla has been mentioned in the recent edition of The Australian Potters Magazine pending a visit of Australian visitors to potter studios in South Africa.

Cilla Williams

Title: Blue green altered porcelain vessel (22757)
Size: 31 cm in height
Media: Porcelain
Price: R 1 500
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