Walking with Abelusi



An exhibition of ceramic artwork by Alex Shabalala and artists at Hyde Park Corner

Alex Shababala is holding an extended exhibition of his ceramic work at the Hyde Park Corner, Banking Mall, from 1-23 December.

This is an excellent opportunity for collectors and art lovers to view and purchase items on exhibit from this vibrant collection.

Trained in the world-famous Ardmore style of ceramics, Alex proudly presents his bespoke and carefully crafted creations to the public. The latest addition to his collection of works is entitled Walking with Abelusi – the  Zulu word for shepherds of cattle – and each individually designed piece reflects the childhood experiences of the artists working with him at his new studio at the Riversands Incubation Hub in Midrand Gauteng.

“I was raised in the Zulu tradition of storytelling,” says Alex, “The Abelusi pieces allow us to draw on our childhood sights and sounds, providing us with inspiration to depict our dreams and connect with our traditions.”

Other items on display and for purchase include beautifully designed and sculpted trinket and jewellery boxes, dainty salt and pepper sets and egg cups, a selection of platters, exotic jugs and vases, candle sticks and highly sought after lamps.

He is particularly interested in paying tribute to one of the world’s most highly endangered animal species – the Pangolin. These exquisite one of a kind ceramic works of art are likely to be a highlight of the exhibition. Other pieces capture the mood and playfulness of African elephants, leopards, wild dogs, giraffe and rhino.

For the first time Alex and his team introduce a range of aesthetically pleasing wash hand basins.

As each piece is totally bespoke and handmade, this exhibition gives collectors a unique opportunity to view the full collection and purchase one or more of the eye-catching pieces. Please visit www.shabalaladesigns.com