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Eunice Botes


Eunice is a teacher by trait, her love for ceramics started at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg (USA) where her husband furthered his studies. Eunice completed her B-Tech (Cum Laude) in ceramics in 1998 at the Vaal Triangle Technikon where she received numerous awards. After lecturing for two years at the institution, they moved to Gaborone Botswana where she pursued a career as an art teacher at a Cambridge Secondary School for seven years. Back in South Africa, she is currently a full-time Ceramic Artist, participating in numerous National and International Exhibitions.

Her work is all about integrating her love of form and drawing. She illustrates her work using “Clay Etchings” and sprigs on the form. Depicting a world where small acts of everyday life is revealed in it’s fine detail. When Eunice experiences life she is fully aware of her mortality and the preciousness of the present moment and she always strives to depict that in her work. The imagery on her work leads the viewer around the form and investigates with both the hand and eye. Eunice’s passion extends to her love of the outdoors, the South African bush veld as well as flowers, where she finds much of her inspiration.

Each design is carefully drawn into the porcelain work when it is leather hard. The raised molded designs (sprigs) are applied and then the work is slowly dried. Black slip is painted into incised lines followed by 2 or 3 firings.