The Potter


Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa

About the artist, Rudi Botha

After completing his studies at the old Johannesburg Art School  in 1978), Rudi worked as an apprentice in Gordon’s Bay with Brian Haden before moving to the Garden Route. His first studio space was at the old Keurbooms Post Office before relocating it to his N2 studio.

An ardent world traveller, Rudi’s work reflects the various influences in style gleaned from the diverse countries he has visited, but it was the Mediterranean ceramic techniques which had the most profound impact on him almost 30 years ago. He found the Mediterranean style fresh, vividly coloured and a liberating departure from the earthier-toned, wood-fired style which he studied at art school. Certainly his shop echoes a distinctly Mediterranean flavour, with a vast range of functional and decorative pottery.