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Laura du Toit
I was born in Cape Town, resident in Stellenbosch since 1980 and I am married and have 2 sons. I completed a BA degree at the University of Stellenbosch and did my initial training in ceramics with Nicole Palmer. This was continued by completing the N5 in Ceramics and Drawing with Ralph Johnson at Paarl Technikon in 1990.

A common theme throughout my work is my interest in shapes, textures and colours found in nature. I find inspiration in volcanoes, fossils and geological formations, to name a few. Using materials like Kalahari sand, oxides, slip and multiple stoneware firings enable me to capture the weathered surfaces and patterns of the earth. The patterns found in aerial and satellite images of the earth inspire me. I record close-up details of my work as well as natural objects and enjoy the relationship between all these images.