Bank Windhoek sponsors The Potter’s Association of Namibia
Bank Windhoek has agree to sponsor N$43,660 for the The Potters’ Association of Namibia to host the 6th National Ceramics Biennale, which will take place on 03 October 2013 at the National Art Gallery in Windhoek.
The National Ceramic Biennale showcases the work of Namibian potters and ceramists and entry is open to all who reside in Namibia, from beginner to professional level.
The highly esteemed Premier Award, as well as prizes in the categories of wheelwork, handwork, sculpture and rural, will be given to deserving winners in recognition of their creative skills. An award for the Most Promising Beginner and the New Signature Award are also up for grabs.
The internationally recognised South African Ceramist, Catherine Brennon, whose work will be exhibited, is the guest adjudicator and workshop presenter and will share her unique skills with participants on the weekend of 5 to 7 October in Windhoek and 14 to 16 October in Swakopmund.
The Potters National Ceramics Biennale Exhibition closes on 30 October 2013.
The Potters’ Association’s main objective is to foster the art and craft of pottery and ceramics in every way. It encourages the development, recognition, and appreciation of pottery and ceramics. It holds exhibitions, publish regular newsletters, and distribute related magazines. Furthermore, it provides practical workshops, technical information, skills development, and arranges and encourages social interaction.
“The Potters’ Association of Namibia, established in 1987, continues to achieve its goals and strives to set new ones with the principal objective of showcasing, uplifting, encouraging and supporting all the potters of Namibia. Bank Windhoek is proud to be associated with this art form in Namibia”, said Riaan van Rooyen, Head: Corporate Communication and Social Investment at Bank Windhoek.
“The Potters’ Association of Namibia has proudly encouraged the development, upliftment and recognition of pottery and ceramics in Namibia”, said Carola Lorck, the association’s Executive Chair.