No vases were broken, but a lot of records were

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No vases were broken, but a lot of records were

South African ceramicists proved just how collectable they are at Strauss & Co’s NORTH/SOUTH auction

Julia Freemantle

As part of its recent NORTH/SOUTH sale, Strauss & Co dedicated a session to contemporary South African ceramics.

Aiming to showcase the diversity and artisanal heritage inherent in the industry, New Collector featured pioneers and present-day stars of the ceramics scene, including Ardmore Ceramics cofounder Bonakele “Bonnie” Ntshalintshali and Andile Dyalvane.

“I’m delighted by the outcome of our sale of South African ceramics,” said Susie Goodman, executive director at the auction house. “The Strauss & Co team really pulled out all the stops to put together a representative showcase of ceramics by a wide range of practitioners over the last century. At one point during the sale 673 bidders were active, a clear endorsement of the quality on offer.”..

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