Charmaine Haines's is prominently established in the South African ceramics scene. Her work forms part of numerous art collections and has been selected to represent South Africa on International exhibitions.
In 2001, Charmaine vacated her respected position as lecturer in Ceramic Design at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to devote herself fully to the production of her own work. In 2002 she relocated to the the Eastern Cape. Here she found renewed inspiration for her work in this adopted environment, which she describes as 'sympathetic'… allowing for a more direct relationship with materials and consequently, being increasingly in touch with her expressive self.
In 2006 Charmaine and her family relocated to France to take up the challenge of establishing themselves in the European Art Scene.
In 2008, after a successful trip, Charmaine returned to South Africa.
Biography: 1963 - Born, Grahamstown, South Africa 1982 - 1985 - NH Dip Ceramic Design 1987 - 2001 - Lecturer Ceramic Design, PE Technikon, South Africa. 2001 - 2005 - Professional Artist living and working in the Karoo, South Africa. 2006 - Set up a studio in the South of France.
Exhibitions: 1984 - Internationale Ceramique D'Art Biennale, Vallauris, France. 1990 - Exhibition of South African Artists, Geneva, Switzerland. 1994 - ''New Trends'' – Art Hong Kong Cultural Programme. 1994 - Crafts Council of South Africa Exhibition, SA Embassy, London. 1995 - Johannesburg Biennale. ''Africa Earth'', Ceramic exhibition. 2000 - Pavillion de la Creativite exhibition finalist at the Salon International De l'Artisan at de Quagadougou,Burkino Faso representeing SA. 2001 - September. Residency, International Ceramic Centre, Skaelskor, Denmark. 2003 - October. Brett Kebble National Art Awards – finalist. South Africa. 2004/2005/2006 - Klein Karoo National Arts Festival. Solo exhibitions – 'etched in clay'-series. 2004/ 2005 - National Arts Festival.Grahamstown. Solo Exhibitions 'Contemporary Icons' -series. 2005 - Madiba Bay Studio Potters travelling exhibition.Netherlands. 2006 - "A tribute to Picasso by Cape Artists" . Alliance Française Gallery. CapeTown. South Africa. 2006 - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennial Exhibition and Award Finalist. 2007 - 'Birdman' - solo exhibition. Espéchcde. France. 2007/2008 - Collective exhibition. Gallery Artis Factum. Bordeaux. Terra Viva Gallery. Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie. Gallery Fusion. Toulouse. Gallery Anagama.Paris. FRANCE. 2008 - Solo exhibition. Associació Ceramistes de Catalunya Gallery. Barcelona. Spain. 2008 - Talents from a European Journey Exhibition. Rufford Art centre. United Kingdom. 2010 - Ceramics South Africa National Exhibition. Award Winner. Franschoek..
Awards: 2009 - Dept of Arts & Culture. Craft Awards 2009. Category Winner: Eastern Cape Province. Ceramics 2010 - Became a Fellow of Ceramics Southern Africa in recognition for her contribution to Ceramics in South Africa.
Collections: Musee De Vallauris. Vallauris. France Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. Port Elizabeth. South Africa. National Art Gallery. Durban. South Africa. Samlingen Art Collection. Denmark. William Humphries Gallery. Kimberly. South Africa. The Corobrik National Collection, Pretoria Art Museum.
Publications: Contemporary Ceramics South Africa .by Wilma Cruise Art & Decoration. Sud- Quest. Sept, 2007. France National Ceramics Quarterly. Winter 2008 edition. South Africa. TerrArt Revista Ceramics Contemporania. Spain. 2008.
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