Potters Elect Winning Works

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The Potters’ Association of Namibia has announced the winners of the 3rd National Ceramics Biennale which was staged as part of the annual Bank Windhoek Festival, it was announced in a press release. The adjudicator and evaluator for the event was well-known international ceramic artist, Betsy Nield, from Cape Town, South Africa. NAME AWARD & CATEGORY John Nampala Gillian Bickell Premier Award Sarie Maritz 1st Handwork Mechthild Merdes 2nd Handwork Carola Lorck 3rd Handwork Rosie Praetorius 1st Wheelwork Lesley Crawford 2nd Wheelwork John Nampala 3rd Wheelwork Sarie Maritz 1st Functional Corlia de Wet 2nd Functional Heiko Bruns 3rd Functional Mechthild Merdes 1st Decorative NAME AWARD & CATEGORY Uschi Bauer 2nd Decorative Tina Lovely 3rd Decorative Kelly Vlieghe 1st Sculpture Janine de Waal 2nd Sculpture (Conceptual) Genie Albrecht 3rd Sculpture (Installation) Noreen Nyambe 1st Rural/Traditional Angeline Simushi 2nd Rural/Traditional Alfonse Masule 3rd Rural/Traditional Andries Van Wyk Most Promising Beginner Zelda Saltau New Signature Award Katrin Hochreiter Gillian Bickell Encouragement Award Mechthild Merdes People’s Choice Award