Hennie Meyer

Hennie Meyer (b. 1965, Cape Town) is an acclaimed South African ceramist. He works predominantly in Earthenware, and enjoys the challenge of making composite shapes. Multiples fascinate him and he experiments continually with the expressive qualities of clay and glaze. Meyer studied ceramics in Australia and South Africa. He exhibits extensively, both locally and overseas. His work has been included in numerous permanent collections and international publications. Hennie and Heleen and their two sons live in Durbanville, Cape
Town. He works and teaches from his studio at home.

"I seriously play with clay, but I also play with clay seriously. For me the process of actively making and interacting with the clay creates new, original and exciting ideas. Ceramics is a passion and an obsession. My primary inspiration comes from the clay itself, the entire creative process and finally the firing. My fascination with multiples and the negative spaces created by three dimensional pieces have resulted in several large scale installations. This fascination culminated in the successful 2014 World Design Capital project, Ukusela eKapa.
Working with clay allows me to think.
I think in clay."
Hennie Meyer