Tell us a bit about yourself…
Durban born and raised minus a few formative years in the Eastern Cape and London.
I studied Graphic Design at what is now the DUT. I am a maker- I make pictures, ideas, products, jewellery, ceramics, embroideries and a mean banana cake.
I have a strange and arcane knack for collage and gift wrapping. I have a blog www.thepaintedblackbird.com and I am one half of The Curators of Contemporary Craft www.thecurators.co.za alongside the other half Scott Robertson.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am collaborating with Rhenda of iKhaya on many splendid things for her store.
I am collaborating with Jane du Rand on many large and magnificent mosaic panels.
I am finishing up my NORDIC LOVE series.
I am preparing for a solo exhibition (with some collaborators) We are not Animals. We are not Dogs.
How would you describe your style?
Naive. Folk Art. Thoughtful. Experimental. Evolving.
Do you collect anything?
I collect milk glass, vintage celluloid dolls and rattles, bisque Frozen Charlottes, matryoshka, kokeshi, Virgin Mary statuettes, ceramic Bambi’s Swans & Bunnies, vintage English jet jewellery, enamelware, magazines and books, old plastic crackerjack charms, Maneki Neko, very old postcards, Mexicana
What’s on your wish list?
Point of lay chickens
Where is your ultimate travel destination?
Where are your favourite places to visit and eat at in Durban?
The Cake & Satay House