Lella Kondylis has been involved in the art world for quite some time. She was a decorative painter specializing in trompe l’oeil for 15 years. She established the Art Department at Capricorn Primary in Vrygrond, where she worked as a volunteer.
Once she closed her business ,she set up her studio teaching children art classes and trained as an ASTAR facilitator. She has always felt drawn to pottery, in 2017 she decided to try her hand at porcelain. She bought a kiln so she could control every aspect of the process. She works very organically and is never quite sure where the design is taking her.
Her love of nature is reflected in her work. A keen hiker and rockpool explorer she finds inspiration in the abundance and beauty that surrounds her.
Lella has been involved in numerous group exhibitions in Cape Town, Hermanus and Riebeek Kasteel. She supplies galleries around South Africa and sends work abroad. She is currently working on her largest commission for a private collector.
Her philosophy is that it is important to have fun playing with porcelain!