Title: Flat Vase
Artist: Charmaine Haines
Profile: Charmaine Haines's reputation is prominently established in the South African ceramics scene. Her work forms part of numerous art collections and has been selected to represent South Africa on International exhibitions. Working within the realm of figurative clay, Haines uses both abstract and stylized symbols and motives to embellish both her sculptural and utility forms. Vessels are thrown and altered incorporating sculptural elements and semi-relief. Colored stains and natural oxide washes are used to further exemplify the manipulative and expressive quality of the clay surface, including carving and textures showing a strong sense of surface pattern.