Featured artist: Tuesday Houston
Tuesday lives and works in Noordhoek, Western Cape.
Showing innate artistic talent from an early age, Tuesday had by her teens learned to cut, weld and braze non-ferrous metals in the production of costume jewellery and accessories. Shortly after leaving school she studied Fashion Design at a well-known college in Johannesburg. This led her to develop a range of fashion goods for children, as well as continuing in other fields. Learning skills and techniques from working with established craftsmen, she quickly adapted to working in a wide variety of media. Emphasizing the effective merging of beauty with practicality, Tuesday brought out a range of ‘Functional Art’, which channelled her technical skills as well as artistic talent, and expressed itself in the production of unique kiln formed glass dishes and display platters. Every one of these was hand crafted and enriched with colour and/or relief patterns, before being double fired to produce objet d’art which could also serve in daily household use.