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Carin Dorrington

  • Elixir of life frontElixir of Life back
    Art

    ELIXIR OF LIFE

    R8,000.00
  • Underwater Whimsy
    Art

    UNDERWATER WHIMSY

    R8,000.00
  • The Tetris Effect
    Art

    THE TETRIS EFFECT

    R6,000.00
  • Miros CarnivaleMiro's Carnivale
    Art

    MIRO’S CARNIVALE

    R6,000.00
  • The Family Dinner
    Art

    THE FAMILY DINNER

    R4,000.00
  • Blue Lighthouse
    Art

    BLUE LIGHTHOUSE

    R5,000.00
  • SunriseSunrise
    Art

    SUNRISE

    R4,000.00
  • Art

    FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

    R4,000.00
  • Kusama vs KleeKusama vs Klee
    Art

    KUSAMA VS KLEE

    R4,000.00
  • Red at Night
    Art

    RED AT NIGHT

    R4,000.00
  • The King Pin
    Art

    THE KING-PIN

    R5,000.00
  • Art

    THE BISHOP

    R4,000.00
  • The Queen of TartsThe Queen of Tarts
    Art

    THE QUEEN OF TARTS

    R4,000.00
  • The CastleThe Castle
    Art

    THE CASTLE

    R4,000.00

THE LIFE AND WORK OF Carin Dorrington

Carin Dorrington

Biography:
Carin Dorrington studied Fine Art at the University of Stellenbosch and received her Honours Degree in 1985 under the tutelage of former lecturer Paul Emsley.
After completing her Teacher’s Diploma at University of Stellenbosch, she taught at the Jack Meyer Art Centre in Paarl for 8 years and then 16 years privately before retiring in 2017. It was during these teaching years that clay became her preferred medium for creative expression. She currently lives and works in Porterville.

Artist Statement:
The original idea for these vessels developed from doing a papier-mache project with the students, that involved the joining of recycling materials and objects to create whimsical biomorphic and humanlike sculptures.
All the vessels are hand built and constructed out of hard slabs using templates. They are created by stacking and joining more “traditional” ceramic shapes such as boxes, cylinders and bowls to create a completely new form.
These objects can stand on their own as sculptures and are also functional in holding flowers, leaves or branches. They are glazed on the inside and can hold water.

The major aim of these objects is to bring joy and happy brightness into a living space. The application of vibrant colour plays a big role in creating the fun and joyful character of the vessels.
Visual inspiration comes from many different sources such as the Memphis Group, Industrial Architecture, Abstract Art to artists such as Jean Dubuffet, Henri Matisse and Joan Miro.
All the sculptures are made of stoneware clay, painted with underglazes and fired to 1200 degrees Celsius.


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