Work by Ben Orkin & Zizipho Poswa (courtesy of Southern Guild)

With such a rich history of craft it’s no wonder South Africans have developed such a strong admiration for ceramics. Never before have we seen such a flux of new ceramicists joining the creative industry. There are far too many to mention in one post, so we’ve picked three South African ceramicists you should know now.

Ben Orkin

The new it kid on the block, Ben’s raw talent and amazing eye has seen his ceramics brand Nebnikro blossom over the past year. Hailed Best New Talent at this year’s 100% Design, Ben’s career is sure to reach even greater heights in the near future.

Ben’s work is available at the shop.collective at 73 Kloof Street, Cape Town | Follow Ben on Instagram here.

Images courtesy of Ben Orkin

Zizipho Poswa

With a long list of accolades to her name, Zizipho held an exhibition at the prestigious Southern Guild earlier this year where she showcased her love for colour through interesting shapes and textures. Co-founder of Imiso Ceramics with celebrated artist Andile Dyalvane, Zizipho has create a flourishing business doing what she loves.

Visit Imiso Ceramics at Unit A102, The Biscuit Mill, Building 373-375, Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town | Follow Zizipo on Instagram here.

Images courtesy of Southern Guild

Jade Paton

A women of many talents, Jade’s organically-shaped ceramics have been popping up everywhere; featured in Selfi’s latest lookbook and a favourite for local zine The Carnation Jade’s work is both understated and undeniable stylish.

The Carnation featuring Jade’s work is available at shop.collective & maisonmaracapetown | Follow Jade on Instagram here.

Images courtesy of Jade Paton

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