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Desiree Malan
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Trip down memoray lane
I've been going through images on my computer earlier today and enjoyed another trip down memory lane.  I thought I'd share some of my favourites with you: Tall flower vase, textured, glazed, ceramic decals This vase is about 24cm tall and the perfect size ...

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Trip down memory lane
As I walked through the Poet's garden at the Breytenbach Cultural Centre yesterday, I fondly remembered the hours of hard work which went into those ceramic art projects!

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Helping a fellow human being
We were having a quick lunch at a small bistro right on the banks of the Onrus river lagoon yesterday when this scene played out.  I had my camera with me as I wanted to take pictures of the river which break its banks after Saturday's storm. A man with a b...

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The process of making ceramic beads by hand
The process of making glazed ceramic beads is complex and expensive.  In short it goes like this: 1.  Wet ceramic clay is hand shaped into little round balls. 2.  The wet balls are left for about an hour to firm up and then the stringing hole is made using ...

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Transfer of skills
It is a sad fact that South Africa has the third highest unemployment rate for people between the ages of 15 and 24.  It is estimated that more than 50% of young South Africans between 15 and 24 are unemployed. There is of course no easy solution or quick f...

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New in my shop this week.
Here's a few new ceramic bead sets which I've listed in  my shop  yesterday. The images were taken not far from my house on my favourite walking trail through the farms bordering our village.

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Doing it all
This has been such a strange week.  We've just completed a large bead order which took about 4 weeks from start to finish, wet clay to glazed bead.  What is so strange about it, is that it took me a whole 4 days to sort, count, string, pack, wrap and photog...

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Post Paris exhibition - done and dusted!
It was a beautiful mild summer's day and lots of people turned up for the opening of the exhibition.  My family and friends were there and many people I didn't even know.  The gallery owner did a wonderful job in curating the exhibition.  The necklaces were...

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Surely but slowly we'll get there!
I'm busy preparing for my Post Paris exhibition which is opening in 8 short days.  I'm one of those people who flourishes under pressure and my creative juices really start to flow days before the event.  Strangely, this time around I feel calm and has ever...
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