Carolyn Heydenrych

Filling my days with clay is my passion and delight! Porcelain is such a beautiful medium to use with its fine texture and creamy white colour. The clay surface with black ink decoration relates profoundly to my pen and paper architectural drawings.

My teapots have been a progression with the forms and decorations developing and changing continually.

In my tea sets as well as separate bowls and vessels, I strive to achieve extremely thin sides with windows even thinner to express the light shining through architectural elevational walls.

After many years I no longer practise but will never be able to deny my love of drawing with pen on paper. I often go “back to the drawing board” just for the joy of it. This graphic depicts a fantasy building where I project the architectural design of my teapot with a collage of plans, sections and elevations into a city grid. The building is elevated on large columns to access the offices and to create a landscaped area at street level.

I draw the Classical and Gothic buildings just for the fun of it!

I have sold work to teapot collectors in the States and the UK. One of my tea sets is exhibited in the permanent exhibition of ceramics at the National Art Museum in Pretoria. I have written several articles for our National Ceramics Magazine.