The new Klomp Ceramics range has just launched! Graffica Collection No. IV is now available to shop online. We are properly impressed with the fresh lemon yellow paired with the graphic black. The range includes plates, stacking bowls, napkin rings and coasters.
Just imagine how fabulous they will look filled with everything from sweets to salad, or even jewellery. Anything and everything will look handsome with this range. (Also a great gift idea.)
DECO interviewed Alexia in our Big Ideas Issue 95, and here’s what she had to say…
Do you think ceramics should be functional?
I don’t think it ‘should’ be anything. I studied architecture where ‘form follows function’ was our mantra. What I love about ceramics is the freedom of working with clay as a form of expression.
How did Klomp ceramics come about?
Whilst recovering from a brain tumor, I needed to take a break from styling and decided to slow down and focus on my ceramics. Working with clay was so healing, and my first collection came out of a need to tell my story, which others found inspiring, and so my range was born.
Who do you think is doing great work locally?
We have so many talented ceramicists in South Africa. I love Martin Swart, Sally Louw, Louise Gelderblom, Lisa Firer, Imiso Ceramics, Helen Vaughan, Gerhard Swart and Anthony Harris of Ceramic Matters, to name a few.
Do you work towards exhibitions or sell to shops?
Currently I sell to shops but hope to exhibit in the future. Klomp Ceramics is just starting out and it can go anywhere from here. Find Klomp Ceramics, stocklists and catalogues at www.klompceramics.com.