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Charlotte Middleton
Charlotte is a hobby potter who has worked at Anne Rimbault’s studio for several years.  She has also done several courses with Michelle Legg, specialising in African techniques with clay.  In strong contrast, she completed a sculpture course with Simon Cooley in Wales in 2006.

She has collaborated in an exhibition Elemental with Michelle Legg, Deon De Lange, Colleen Lehmkuhl, Nic Sethole and Julia Kunstler.  With this body of work, Charlotte explored the Nguni cow, taking elements – the skin, the horns – and incorporating them into unexpected, everyday shapes. By using burnishing as a finish, she recreated the look and feel of the hide and the glow of the sun, making pieces that the observer wants to touch, and thereby interact with the concept.

A playful element in her work is the little Ngoos – caricatures of the Nguni cow with various themes, such as Tattoo nGoo, Goocci nGoo, Coochie nGoo, etc.  All of the ranges are limited editions.  Charlotte is currently exploring the art of the Cupcake…