Potina Ceramics is based in Franschhoek in the Western Cape and owned and managed by ceramic artist, Vuyisa ‘Elvis’ Potina. His product decorate stoneware and pit fired ceramics. Realising that ceramics was his true calling, He was able to access funding to further his training, and went on to study for his Ceramic N4 Diploma at Boland College in 2004. He also inherited several pottery kilns and other equipment from his mentor Rodney George, who had since relocated to the Southern Cape.
Philosophy and Style
Vuyisa blends the traditional smoke-firing techniques of his roots with a contemporary approach to form and function. He prefers to let the natural colours and textures of the clay come to the fore, ensuring that his work remains original, exciting and sought-after. His ceramic pieces adorn Board room hotels, galleries and guesthouses alike, his signature style evident in every piece he makes.