Acclaimed South African ceramist Hennie Meyer turns the expressive qualities of clay, composite shapes and colour into aesthetically pleasing vessels, objects and installations. He works predominantly in earthenware, creating highly individual pieces and enjoys the challenge of making composite shapes, experimenting continually with the expressive qualities of clay and glaze. His balance of strong form with highly detailed surfaces creates aesthetically pleasing vessels in his recognisable signature style.
Hennie’s work is neither commercial nor mass-produced. Every piece is individually shaped by him, then glazed and fired. His work can be seen at art galleries, exhibitions, and private and public collections in SA, Europe, the UK and Asia.
Clients from all over the world commission him to create artwork and installations.
Hennie’s studio is based in Durbanville near Cape Town. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and a fellow of Ceramics South Africa.