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item of the day: John Newdigate Ceramics

Local ceramicist John Newdigate has always been inspired by nature. And seeing as he’s surrounded by it all year long, it’s no surprise that his latest collection is downright spectacular. Currently on display at the Dorp St Gallery in Stellenbosch, the bowls, pots, plates and more are a stunning ode to nature, particularly the sea, which John says is his greatest inspiration. ‘The most important theme in my work, and my constant inspiration, is the ever-changing sea, which has always fascinated me - not just the creatures in it, but also the interplay of light and water. From the ordered chaos of white horses on a choppy sea to the synergy of a school of anchovies, there seems to be enough inspiration in and around the sea and its shores to last many lifetimes.’ Pop down to the Dorp St Gallery, 10 De Oude Bank, Church St, Stellenbosch, 021-887-2256 before 26 November to see this stunning range by one of SA’s most skilled ceramicists. johnnewdigate.com