Hennie MeyerImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 1 Suikerbos Road, Durbanville, South Africa, 7550.
Telephone: +27 (0)21 9751339
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Last Updated: 2014-01-14

Current Work

Current Work

Hennie Meyer is an acclaimed South African ceramist. He works predominantly in eathernware, creating highly individual pieces. Hennie enjoys the challenge of making composite shapes, experimenting continually with the expressive qualities of clay and glaze. His balance of strong form with highly detailed surfaces creates aesthetically pleasing vessels in his recognisable signature style.

Hennie studied ceramics in Australia and South Africa. He exhibits extensively, both locally and overseas. His work has been included in numerous permanent collections and international publications. Hennie and Heleen and their two sons live in Durbanville, Cape Town. He works and teaches from his studio at home.

Background History

Background History

1965    Born in Cape Town
1983    Matriculates Grey College Bloemfontein
1984    Rotary Exchange student to Australia, Studies Certificate of Applied Art (Ceramics) at the Bendigo  College of TAFE,  Australia.
1989    Graduates at the University of Stellenbosch as an Art teacher
1993    Receives a Highly Commended Award at the APSA Western Cape Ceramic exhibition
1994    Receives the Handbuilt Award at the APSA Western Cape Ceramic exhibition
           Selected exhibitor at the South African Ceramic Awards
1995    Receives a Highly Commended Award  for Sculpture at the APSA Western Cape Ceramic exhibition
          Work acquired for the ceramic collections of the South African Cultural History Museum and the Durbanville Clay Museum.
1996    Selected exhibitor at the First National Bank Ceramic Biennale
          Receives the Contemporary Design Award at the APSA Western Cape Ceramic exhibition
1997    Finalist in the Volkskas Atelier competition.
           Selector and Judge at the APSA Western Cape Regional Ceramic exhibition
1998    Selected exhibitor at the Altec International Ceramic Biennale, Sandton Civic
           Work purchased for the Corobrik ceramic collection
           Selected exhibitor at the FNB Vita  now Craft Awards
1999    Winner of a Merit Award at the APSA National exhibition
           Work purchased for the Corobrik ceramic collection
2000   Selection judge for Altec International Ceramic Biennale
           Work selected for the FNB Vita  now Craft Awards
           Receives the CPS Sterling Award for the best entry at the APSA Western Cape Regional Ceramic exhibition
2001    Winner of a Merit Award at the APSA National exhibition
2002    Work selected for publication in two ceramic books 500 Teapots and 500 Bowls by Lark Books.
          Judge at the PAN Ceramic Biennale Windhoek
2003    Work acquired for the collection of the Sasol Museum, Stellenbosch
          Solo exhibition  at b.art Bellville.
2003    Winner of Merit Award at the ALTECH Ceramics Triennial Cape Town
2004    Winner of Merit Award at the Ceramics Southern Africa National exhibition
2005    Honorable mention at the Third World Ceramic Biennale in Korea
           Exhibitor at Ceramic Art London 2005
2006    Exhibitor at Ceramic Art London 2006, Work published in 500 Pitchers Larkbooks Publication. Invited as one of 10 teapotmakers to exhibit in Shanghai, China
2007   Exhibitor at Ceramic Art London,Royal College of Art, and Design Indaba Cape Town