1. Now and again there was a problem when my grandfather’s sheep fell prey to a jackal or two. This meant the neighbors all came together late one afternoon and while the women cooked and busied themselves at the house, the men would hunt for the culprits. I had to go with . . .
2. My Grandfather had a herd of Blesbuck (a purplish antelope with a distinctive white face and forehead). Once a year, during winter, family from the city and special friends, would all come to the farm. A big day when they would slay a cow, pig, sheep and a Blesbuck.
|photo - blue forest safaris|
The animal trophies were displayed on the big old veranda wall.
|photo - how stuff works|
However the sculptural shapes and colors of these trophies and bones – some much older than me – has always fascinated us both.
It is evident in most of our work that nature always plays a prominent role in our inspiration.
We designed and made a range of ceramic trophies as substitutes for the real thing.
|The Kudu Horn - Seam lines are left to emphasize the sculptural qualities|
These include a Kudu Horn – the first Kudu Horn we made was designed and ultimately cast in stainless steel and chrome, as a Trophy for Vodacom sponsored - African Challenge Soccer.
|Ceramic Wildebeest Trophy|
|Ceramic Springbok Trophy|
|Ceramic Nature Study - Snails and Succulents|
The silhouette and outline of the form becomes an important design element
The illusion to make an object in clay to look like something else.