Contemporary International Ceramics

Lecture and Critique by International Ceramics Curator, Dr Wendy Gers

Date: 18 June

Venue: Melkbos Pottery Studio, Cape Town.





Current trends in international ceramics - sculpture, vessels, performative and multi-media practices.


Sustainability and ceramics - the history of environmental art and contemporary trends in ceramics. Dr Gers will share research in progress for an upcoming exhibition series and publication on this topic.

Half-day cost: R  950 (Lunch not included)



Lunch – wholesome gourmet meal prepared by professional chef, artist and culinary historian, Melissa Barker


Individual critique of your work by Dr Wendy Gers.

Full-day cost: R  2,000 (Lunch included)

Max 12 people.



Lectures: Ceramic artists and clay lovers, join us for a unique opportunity to attend a pair of lectures and a crit by prize-winning (visiting) international curator, Dr Wendy Gers. The lectures will focus on the most significant current trends in ceramics, and are guaranteed to inspire! Both lectures will be followed by Q&A sessions. 

Art Critique: This exclusive opportunity for a crit by Dr Wendy Gers is limited to 12 artists. Artists  are required to submit 5-7 recent images of their work in advance. These will be reviewed by Dr Gers. Participating artist will receive an evaluation of their work and constructive feedback from Dr Gers and fellow participants.


​Brief Bio

Wendy Gers (b. Paarl, South Africa) is a curator and ceramics consultant. She is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Ceramics at Princessehof National Ceramics Museum (Netherlands) and Founder of Ceramics Coach and Clean Green Ceramics. She has directed exhibitions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, including Biennales in China and Taiwan. Her Biennales have been viewed by over 1 million visitors.

Recent publications include Scorched Earth: A Century of Southern African Ceramics (2015), Cont{r}act Earth: Catalogue of the First Central China International Ceramics Biennale (2017), Terra Nova: Catalogue of the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale (2014) and a chapter in The Ceramics Reader (2017).

Gers is the recipient of a BA in Art History and Classical Civilization; Advanced University Diploma in Information Studies, and MA in History of Art (cum laude) from University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She received her PhD from University of Sunderland.