About me


I live in Pearly Beach, a small coastal conservancy in the Overstrand region of the Western Cape. After living most of my adult life in Johannesburg, it was a dream come true when we returned to the Cape of my childhood in 2019. Here, where the view of the fynbos and the sound of the waves flow deep into my studio, my whole being looks up and I see the glory of God everywhere.

My ceramic work is about my line drawings on the multi levelled canvases of my pots. It captures my thoughts with immediate directness and is my way of observing, understanding and learning.


1983 B Com Hons

1984 -1987 Group Financial Accountant at Toyota Motor Corp Ltd, JHB

1988 – 2000 Goup Financial Planning Accountant at Dow Chemicals Ltd, JHB

2007 – 2010 Moved to the UK where I attended art workshops at Tate and National Gallery.

2015 – Art Diploma from Open College Art (UK)

2018 – Melanie Roberts award for Ceramics Gauteng Regional Exhibition

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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