About me

I work as a ceramic artist and have my studio in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. I am married and we have one daughter. After a long career in accounting I am now enjoying this new season in my life: the happy rhythm of making pots and glazes, firing them in my kiln, recycling my clay even my process and then renewing it all by starting again.

I began to notice the space wrapped around the quivering walls of my pots and saw the movement it sustained. Even more amazing to me was how each pot responded in a peculiar way to the angular momentum of the turning potter’s wheel: sometimes a little off balance, sometimes so centered that it looked as if the pot was standing still. Intuitively I knew I could explore all things on these pots.

I was very aware that Science was increasingly informing our worldview as String theorists groped for an unknown principle that would capture the essence of their theory while string M theorists raised the possibility that the 4D space time that we lived in was actually the wake of a 3 brane as it evolved through time. It posed a new cosmological framework of an eternal rhythm rather than a world with a beginning and an end. These hypotheses had consequences. Their theories were based on incomplete knowledge from nature and projected a world without God. 1]

I needed to see the world with God in it. I cannot live without my God whose word I praise for it is rest to my soul. Only divine knowledge can convey that grace extended to me by the love of Christ.

So I explore such a world on my pots where the still incomplete knowledge of natureĀ  is met by the divine knowledge of the absolute, personal trinitarian God in whom we live, move and have our being.






2 thoughts on “About me

  1. Dear Charleen
    I love your work. I saw your article in Ceramics SA.
    Please let me know if you ever have an exhibition in Cape Town.
    Kind regards


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