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Ceramic Matters was established in 1997. Anthony Harris and Gerhard Swart met at The Johannesburg Art College. Both their backgrounds are firmly rooted in Art, Printmaking and Ceramics and so forms a solid basis for the designing and manufacturing that takes place at Ceramic Matters. Their mission is to make people aware of the potential for design in ceramics.

2009
Design Indaba, Feature Product on the South Africa Stand
“Fine Art Show”, Southern Guild, Johannesburg
“Christmas Dinner Exhibit”, Guest Artist for Hartmann & Keppler

2008
“Inspirations”, chosen as one of 12 international designers by Sir Terence Conran to exhibit at his Book Launch Exhibition at four international stores (London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong)
“Rooms on View” Feature Light for Krysia Back Interiors, Plascon Stand
Decorex Product Featured on SA DTI Stand

2007
Designed VISI stand for Rooms on View, showcasing Ceramic Matters work
“Rooms on View”, Johannesburg, Work featured on Africa House
“Object Exhibition” at the Association of Arts Pretoria
Decorex ELLE Magazine Stand, The Featured Designer Wall
Grande Provence Estate, Exhibition with Vernon Swart

2005
“Viva Africa”, The Conran Shop, All shops in London, Toky, Paris and New York
“The French Connection”, Liberties of London and Saint Verde

2003
The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York, Saint Verde
“Rooms on View”, Conde Nast Stand, Hubert Zandberg Designs

2002
Decorex Plascon Stand, Feature Products
Krysia Back for SA House Decorex, Feature Products

2001
Decorex Elle Décor Stand, SA Design Product

2000
Saint Verde, Autumn Collection
Bright House Gallery with Twiice International

1999
Decorex House and Leisure Stand, Ceramic Matters and Hoy p’Loy

1998
Decorex House and Leisure Stand, Ceramic Matters and Hoy p’Loy.

2010
VISI Magazine (50th issue), Inflatable Teddy Voted “One of the 50 best International Designs” in the past 12 years

2009
Jennifer Crwys-Williams Interview regarding work on Southern Guild Stand, Johannesburg, Fine Art Fair, 2009
Business Day Wanted, Article on Ceramic Matters, March 2009
Business Day Wanted, “Market Related”, May 2009
Business Day Wanted, “Most Wanted Gift”, November 2009
“In Flight SAA Buyers Catalogue”, Features Ceramic Matters products
“Hot Afro”, Coffee Table Book Feature by Craig Fraser
“Top Billing Magazine”, Features Ceramic Matters, pages 90-96
“Dossier Fashion Magazine”, Features Ceramic Matters, pages 191-194

2008
Financial Times, London, article on “Inspiration” Exhibition at The Conran Shop

2007
ELLE Fashion, Feature on Ceramic Matters
“Designer of the Year”, Interviews, RSG Radio
“Inside Africa”, TV Documentary showing Ceramic Matters Studio and Environment
Business Day Wanted, July 2007

2006
House and Leisure, “Ceramic Matters Work Best on Show”
Top Billing feature on Ceramic Matters about work at the SA House Stand
Daily Mail Article on Ceramic Matters, Regarding Tattooed and Pierced Skull Works
Jennifer Crwys-Williams Interview regarding work on SA House Stand
Business Day Wanted, “Most Wanted Gifts”, November

2005
UK Elle Décor, Featured Ceramics
House and Leisure, Features Ceramic Matters

2003
Conde Nast, Feature article on Ceramic Matters
Cover of “South”, book by Karen Roos and Annemarie Meintjes
National Ceramics No 63, Article on Ceramic Matters

2002
KykNet Documentary on Ceramic Matters
Featured Craft Art in SA, Dr Elbe Coetsee
Featured in Bloom, Magazine 04

2001
Radio SA Interview regarding exhibition with “Twiice International” at Bright House

1998
House and Leisure, Article on Ceramic Matters

AWARDS
“International Award for Excellence and Service”, Trade Leaders Club, Madrid, 2009
Design Indaba Finalist in “Most Desirable Object in SA 2007”, 2007
ELLE Deco International Award, “Best Ceramic Tabletop Accessories”, 2007
“International Design Award”, ELLE Decoration, 2003
“National Design Award” sponsored by House and Leisure Magazine and Buy Africa, 1999

COLLECTIONS
Horner Associate Architects, Pr. Arch (SA), Durban, Feature Wall Installation, 2010
New OR Tambo Building, SAA First Class Ortia Lounge, Ceramic Screen Wall, 2010
Da Vinci Hotel, Sandton, Wall Installations, 2010
The One and Only Hotel, One-off pieces for Designer Peter Lu, New York Monarch, 2009
Wall Mural for Count and Countess Von Saurma’s Wine Farm in Cape Town, 2008 
Installation at the Da Vinci Hotel for International Designer, Stephen Falcke. 
Installation at the new OR Tambo International Airport for SAA Private Lounge
Pretoria Art Museum, “African Earth Exhibition”

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