When he was a young Rotary exchange student in Australia, the South African artist Hennie Meyer, took a course in ceramics simply because it was the only option available to him as the other courses were fully subscribed. The move proved to be serendipitous, as he fell in love with clay which provided him the requisite language to articulate his reflections on life. As Meyer somewhat deprecatingly says, “Since I cannot write nor sing, ceramics proved to be the means with which I could express myself”. He spent a year on the wheel, training as a studio potter and, thus the notion of roundness and re-production was set at an early stage.
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