Andile Dyalvane

Born on the 25th of September 1978 in the small village of Ngobozana in Qobo-Qobo,in the Eastern Cape. In 1996 he enrolled for a three year Art and design diploma at the then Sivuyile Technical College in Gugulethu, Cape Town where he graduated top of his class. In 1999 he was offered a job at the Potters Shop & Studio as a ceramic painter. Due to his exceptional work he received a scholarship to further his studies at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where he enrolled for a Ceramic Design course and graduated successfully with merit, receiving a National Diploma in Ceramic Design in 2003. Working with clay gives him the ability to create something beautiful, valuable, and usable from shapeless pieces of earth. What‟s fascinating is that he works with three elements of life: water, air and fire the alchemy of love. Andile is an adventurous individual; he finds the industry allows him the scope to explore. Through his creativity and individuality he has been head hunted, traveling nationally and overseas. His focal inspiration is his Xhosa culture and traditional up-bringing and these are the lenses of his never ending curiosity for life. Current inspirations are drawn from my immediate environment, inner city urban life and it‟s relation to where I am from-fusing visuals of my experiences into clay creations.






Work Experience:


* Taipei Artist Residency & New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum 28 March – 11 May

 *Hosting an exhibition and workshop at Central Saint Martin University of Art, London 15-21 March

* Exhibiting at Dubai Design Days 17-21 March

* Showcasing works at GUILD International Design Fair 28 Feb- 9 March

* D-Street Gallery Exhibition 21 Feb -2 March - 2013

* Board member at the Cape Craft Design Institute (CCDI)

* Exhibited at Dubia Design Days-Dubai , Design Miami-Basel Switzerland, Accents on Design and Collective 1 Shows–New York, Graphic Africa at the Platform Gallery-London

* AIR Vallauris, France- Artist in residence.

* Craft of Ubuntu exhibition- collaboration with Sarah Rhodes, Central Saint Martin University of Art, London @ Iziko heritage museum, Cape Town. -2012

* January- Featured artist in „Business Day‟ publication 26th Jan. Commissioned artist for „Absolut‟ Blank Africa campaign- ABSOLUT VODKA

* February-Iziko Heritage Museum exhibiting artist in Long Table 101 Place Settings and Retrospective Exhibition

* March-Exhibited at Southern Guild‟s retrospective exhibition at the Woodstock Foundry and featured in Southern Guilds publication.

* City Press featured artist – front cover volume 2/ Issue 6 article pg. 16.

* Cape Times featured artist- 2-4 March 2012

* Exhibitor at the 2012 Design Indaba Expo under the CCDI/Seda sponsorship umbrella

* April- KKNK festival exhibition at MOOOI art gallery in Oudtshoorn from 31st March -7 April.

* Exhibiting at Cape Best Gallery during the Fouri Salone, Milan Design Week 17-22 April

* July- Willialm Humphry Art Gallery‟s(WHAG) „David Walters and Friends-UKAMBA‟ Exhibition.

* Hand Eye Fall 2012 Publication/ Issue 09; Finnish Mondo May Publication ‟12

* July-October’12- The Helsinki International Design House Exhibition “Everyday Discoveries” exhibiting under title - 'Tradition Reinterpreted'.

* Exhibiting at the South African Pavillion, Royal Festival Hall for the Olympics in London 2012.

* August- „Artisans Resource‟ trade fair, New York NY. Participating in Ceramics South Africa Nationals and Southern Guild Ceramic Exhibition.

* September- Shamwari Game Reserve “Pride of Cape Town” Born Free charity foundation, Port Elizabeth.

* October- Design Network Africa (DNA) Ghana, Accra- Phase 2 participant in African designer‟s collaborative workshop. - 2011

* January- Solo Exhibition, Exclusive Vessels in Photo Print(limited editions) at the Winchester Mansions, Bantry Bay, Cape Town

* February- Exhibited at the Design Indaba Annual Expo in Collaboration with Ngwenya Glass of Swaziland.

* May- Collective Exhibition “Conversations” at the AMARIDIAN gallery New York, NY, USA.

* June- Ceramics South Africa Workshop guest artist  August- „View from the Studio‟ Exhibition works on leather@ Imiso Gallery.

* September- Southern Guild exhibited artist & Design Network Africa(DNA) participant

* October- „View from the Studio‟ exhibition at Grande Provence Wine Estate. Works in Clay. Exhibited artist at Kalkbay Modern Gallery