|WIEBKE VON BISMARCK
Wiebke started pottery in 1977 with Helene Elliot and Lesley-Ann Hoets.
Attended part-time classes for two years at the Technical College in Paarl under Ralph Johnson.
Participated in Regional and National exhibitions since 1980, as well as being accepted for the SA Ceramic Award Exhibition in Durbanville.
Participates regularly in group exhibitions throughout South Africa.
Specialises in burnished sawdust-fired and majolica-decorated large bowls, platters and more recently, making white and white/beige decorated big pots and white and beige thinly crafted bowls and pots.
Award winner for hand-build ware at the Regional Exhibition 1996
Merit Award at Ceramics Biennale 1998 in Johannesburg.
In 2006 and 2008 Iziko Museum bought in total three pots of Wiebke’s
which now form part of their permanent collection.
Wiebke von Bismarck’s circular stoneware form also
suggests growth. Her pot is evocative of an undersea landscape –
perhaps an enlarged sea anemone or some pale form growing in a vegetable
patch. In true modernist tradition this minimal vessel is simply entitled
“Round Pot”. Von Bismarck is a ceramist who has been consistent
in her oeuvre. One day I would like to see a retrospective of her work
at which stage I believe we would uncover a matchless artist who has quietly
been working below the radar of critical attention.
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