Colourground solo exhibition by John Newdigate at Ebony/Curated

By MapMyWay
14 March 2020

John Newdigate, Ebony/Curated
Solo Exhibition by John Newdigate in collaboration with Ian Garrett

John Newdigate is one of South Africa’s most celebrated ceramicists and artists. Living in the mountainous Overberg region of the Western Cape, he is inspired by terrestrial themes, abstracted forms and colours drawn from the natural environment around him. He is an exuberant colourist and specializes in painting hand-built, porcelain vessels with underglaze pigments.

Newdigate exploits colour to its full advantage, using multiple washes to build up subtle rich layering. Complex, translucent and radiant imagery emerges from a mix of sharp and blurred lines which give depth and perspective. A variety of themes recur in his work, most notably plants and animals that are used to make wry commentary on human emotions and interactions.

The exhibition continues until 2nd May 2020.

A digital John Newdigate catalogue is available on request – click here

WHERE: EBONY/CURATED, Bordeaux House, 4 Bordeaux Street, Franschhoek 7690
WHEN: Opens 14 March and continues until 2nd May 2020
INFO: T +27 (0)21 876 4477 | | Visit

PHOTO: John Newdigate, ‘The Machine Behind Us’ Hand Painted Glazed Porcelain 2019-2020 44cm H x 44cm D