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Retief van Wyk

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QUALIFICATIONS 1996: National Higher Diploma, Ceramic Design (Glass as Major), Technikon Pretoria, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa 1987: National Diploma (N Dip) Ceramic Design, Technikon Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa 1984: Studied Fine Art, Printmaking under Gunter van der Reis, Technikon Pretoria, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

EMPLOYMENT Currently: Tshwane University of Technology, Subject Leader; Glass Design and Technology, Department of Fine and Applied Arts 1995: Technikon Pretoria, Appointed Full time Lecturer, Ceramic- and Glass Design and Technology 1993: Technikon Witwatersrand, Part time Lecturer, Ceramic Design 1991: Established Tugela Pottery, Tugela, Kwa -Zulu Natal 1989: Technikon Pretoria, Part time Lecturer, Ceramic Design 1988: University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Kwa –Zulu Natal, Full- time Lecturer, Department of Ceramic Design

AWARDS 1984: Merit Award, Painting, New Signatures, South African Association of Art, Pretoria

COMMISSIONS Wilson and Associates, The Oprah Winfrey Learner Academy for Girls, Board room window installation The Premier of Northern Cape, Architectural Glass Installation, Premiers’ Chambers, Kimberly, Northern Cape The Premier of Gauteng, Premiers’ Excellence Awards Great Park Synagogue, Window Installation, Rosebank, Johannesburg Council of Churches, Life Awards for the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and wife, Lea Tutu Toyota S.A. Liberty, London, U.K. A.T.K.V. (Afrikaans Language and Culture Association), Pendoring Awards, Johannesburg Ogilvy & Mather, Rightford, Searle – Tripp, Making (Tv.l) (Pty.) Ltd

COLLECTIONS Old Mutual, Cape Town King George V Gallery, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province Durbanville Clay Museum, Durbanville, Cape Province Public Collection, Collection of Ceramic Arts, Nipon, Japan

COURSE WORK Board Member, SAGAS (South African Glass Art Society), South Africa Foundation Member – CONSOL Glass House, Tshwane University of Technology

CURATOR Leading Trends in Studio Glass, Pretoria Art Museum 2005 ABSOLUT GLASS, ABSOLUT Vodka & House and Leisure 2003 Czech Glass Exhibition, CONSOL Glass House, Pretoria, 1999 “An Other Direction”, New Town Gallery, Johannesburg, 1992

SEMINARS * Understanding Science and Craft, National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies (NISTADTS) Delhi, India * The Development of Porcelain, University of Pretoria, Pretoria (Paper delivered) * Contemporary Ceramics and Student Ceramics (as taught at Technikon Pretoria), Durbanville Clay Festival, Durbanville, Cape Town (Paper delivered)

PRACTICAL COURSE STUDIES * Leerdam Centre for Glass Blowing, Leerdam, Holland 1998, 1999 * Glass summer school, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, England. 1995, 1996

PUBLICATIONS Science, Craft and Knowledge: Understanding of science among artisans in India and South Africa – a cross cultural endeavour Gauhar Raza & Hester du Plessis (editors) Technical Issues on glass manufacture in India: observations made at two different production units

Retief van Wyk
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