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Wilma Cruise is an independent artist and writer. Working mainly with fired clay on a life size scale she has had fifteen solo exhibitions, curated others and completed a number of public works including the national monument to the women of South Africa and the memorial to the enslaved in Cape Town (the latter in collaboration with Gavin Younge). Her work is represented in public, corporate and private collections throughout South Africa.
Her publications include Breaking the mould: women ceramists in KwaZulu-Natal (in Arnold, M. and Schmahmann, B. (Eds.) 2005. Between Union and Liberation: Women artists in South Africa 1910 to 1994. Eldershot: Ashgate) and Contemporary Ceramics in South Africa (Cruise, W. and Hemp, D. 1991. Cape Town: Struik Winchester). She has written for amongst others, National Ceramics Quarterly, Ceramics Art and Perception, Interpreting Ceramics and Ceramic Review.