Making a Traditional Zulu Pot

Next week an exhibition of clay pots opens at the KZNSA Gallery. A collaboration between the gallery and Phansi Museum in Glenwood, the exhibition, KZN Clay Vessels Over Time, is a celebration of 100 year of clay masters. And masters they really are! With clay pots being used for everything from storing maize and water, … Read more

Knowing your ukhamba from your umancishana

Last week we wrote about the wonderful Earth-Water-Fire ceramic exhibition currently on show at the Phansi Museum, so we thought this week it would be appropriate to write a brief introduction on the different types of traditional Zulu clay pots. The ukhamba is probably the Zulu pot that people are most familiar with – while contemporary Zulu homes might have … Read more