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Lynnley Watson

Ceramicist

Lynnley Watson was born in Matatiele, Transkei ,in Southern Africa and she considers herself a sculptor and a vessel maker. She obtained her National Art Teacher’s Diploma majoring in Fine Arts painting and graphics in 1973, and in 1998 she was awarded a National diploma in Ceramic Design (cum laude) Port Elizabeth Technikon ( Now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
Between 1975-1978 she held several studio positions in Britain and Italy.
Her work is influenced by the South African landscape, particularly the Karoo and specifically related to the threat of fracking. She celebrates the rich heritage of indigenous fauna and flora that her country has to offer.

Watson has received numerous awards for her work the most recent being the ARTEC Annual Exhibition: Premier Award, Port Elizabeth in 2012. She has featured nationally and internationally in
selected publications. Her outreach work has extended to the Keiskamma Art Project , South Africa
where she has presented four workshops over the years.

Her work is represented in galleries nationally (William Humphreys Art Gallery , Kimberley; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum , Port Elizabeth.) and in collections internationally.