Multi-award winning South African ceramist Hennie Meyer works predominantly in earthenware, creating highly individual pieces. Using the expressive qualities of clay, composite shapes and colour, he turns strong forms and detailed surfaces into aesthetically pleasing vessels, be they jugs, mugs, vases, teapots or bowls, and a multitude of other objects and installations. It is from this base of multiplication that all else flows. ‘Clay is a passion and obsession. It is my preferred means of communication. Finding the perfect balance between form, surface and structure is always a challenge, an emotional struggle. The mere existence of this powerful energy makes it so appealing to work in clay.’
Hennie studied ceramics in Australia and South Africa. He exhibits extensively, both locally and overseas. His work has been included in numerous International and South African public and private collections, and has been covered in several international publications. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and a fellow of Ceramics South Africa.