INTRODUCING ESIAS BOSCH
South African artist Esias Bosch (1923 – 2010) is often referred to as the doyen of South African creative ceramics and a master of clay and colour. This web presence serves to showcase not only his oeuvre as distinguished master potter, but also features art he produced in later years — oil paintings and drawings of Lowveld trees. Click here to read more about Bosch.
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Ceramic art has never ceased to amaze me. Whenever I find myself apparently in a corner with nowhere to go, another unexplored avenue presents itself and each new direction is as exciting, or even more so, than the last.
You can consider yourself extremely fortunate if you are able to earn your living with your hands. However elementary or grand the product, and despite every drawback associated with art and the crafts, the creator is a person leading a blessed existence. This is how I have found it.
A good potter will have his interior shape perfect when he has finished throwing and will not touch it again.
PROGRESSION OF THE BAOBAB TRIPTYCH
A slideshow illustrates the progression of the largest of Bosch’s ‘tree portraits’, an enormous Baobab on gesso, 3,65 x 2,3 m. In the first slide Bosch is faced with three large gesso panels, prepared by him, and the viewer is taken on a visual journey until the completion of the imposing work. Please click below to activate the slideshow.
Bosch draws a Baobab TRIPTYCH – VIEW THE slideshow
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