Zulu Beer Pots

Zulu Beer Pots
One of a kind
Pots are 4" high and 5" high
Price: left $400.00; right $450.00

Signed by Zulu Potter Thembi Nala, whose work is found in The Durban Gallery, The Africa Art Center and the Vukani Museum.

Born: 1973, KwaZulu-Natal

EXHIBITIONS: 1995. Absa, Heritage Durban Art Gallery 1994. Jabulisa Durban Art Gallery 1995. FNB Vita Crafts Exhibition Cape Town 1998. Ubumba Durban Art Gallery 1996. Isidlo Sempilo - Soul Food The African Art Centre, Durban 2001. The African Art Centre, Durban

AWARDS: 1998. Silver Award on the FNB Vita Crafts Exhibition

The African Art Centre
Durban Art Gallery
Phansi Museum
Vukani Museum

Thembi Nala was taught by her grandmother, Siphiwe, and by her mother, Nesta Nala. Aged 12, she began sculpting guinea fowl birds in clay. Later her mother taught her to make pots in the traditional Zulu way. As South African art museums and galleries began to recognize virtuoso ceramics, Thembi Nala established a career in her own right. She decorates vessels with low-relief figures and scenes, but also makes pots of classic Zulu form and decoration.

The Zulu Nala family produce beautiful sculpted pottery, sought after by local and overseas collectors. Higher prices are inevitable.

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