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How do we select our Artists?

By Sue Heathcock

The South African craft and art scene has such a wealth of talent in so many different fields, that selecting our artists can be an exciting, but challenging process. Sue is a veteran curator, having for many years had to choose the best of the best for national and international projects, as well as The Craft Market at Spier. The artists featured here in the initial phase of CraftArt.Africa are some of those she has worked with at the market for at least one season, others for many years.

These are some of the things she keeps in mind when curating for the market each season and, by extension, for this online showcase:

  • To focus on the quality of design and production
  • To include items with wide appeal across tastes and budgets – there should be something for everyone
  • To ensure the range reflects the diverse and vibrant character of South Africa’s design and making sectors
  • To celebrate both tradition and innovation
  • To show work from emerging creatives as well as established artists who are already icons in their field

We hope you find something in our online shop to fall in love with. Browse now, start shopping, and let us know your feedback, we love to hear from all our friends, followers and clients.