Elizabeth Balcomb

Elizabeth Balcomb matriculated from Pietermaritzburg Girls High School in 1994

She studied Nature Conservation at Saasveld Forestry College (now the Nelson Mandela Forestry College) and received her diploma in 1998

She worked for ten years in environmental education

She is a self taught artist, and has been a full time sculptor for five years

She is currently represented by the Knysna Fine Art Gallery  and the Gallery at Grande Provence in Franschhoek, curated by Trent Read.  She is part of The Diedericks Faber Fine Art Collective who have a base in Cape Town and Jhb.  She is to be represented by the Evarard Read in Jhb and Cape Town beginning in 2015.  She is directly represented by the World Wide Web and facebook.  In 2013 she was invited to South Korea to the Mosan Museum along with Christiaan Diedericks to represent South Africa as a sculptor.  She won the Sasol New Signatures award in 2014.



Son of Man




I am You

The Weighed and Measured series







Weighed and Measured series



-          “Jabulisa”  curated by The Natal Arts Trust Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg

-          Ceramic Association Regional Exhibition , Artspace, Durban

-          Ceramic Association National Exhibition, Franschoek Gallery, Franschoek


-          “Memories” , Artisan Gallery, Durban

-          Ceramic Association Regional Exhibition, Artspace, Durban

-          “Rainbow Nation”, Durban Art Gallery, Durban


-          “Interrelations” , Artisan Gallery, Durban

-          “Faces” , Artspace , Durban

-          Knysna Fine Art Gallery

-          Ceramic Association Regional Exhibition, Artspace, Durban


-          “Velvet” Curated by Christiaan Diedericks,  Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) Outdshoorn

-          “Intersections”, Strydom Gallery, George

-          “Homosapien “  Curated by Grace Kotze, KZNSA

-            Invited to represent South African sculptors in the 11 International Art and Culture Symposium at the Mosan Art Museum in South Korea with Christiaan Diedericks.

-          “Angels”  Grande Provence, Franschoek.



-          “Exhale” CURATED BY Grace Kotze, Artspace Durban Gallery

-          Studio Gesso, Mellville Johannesburg

-          Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum

-          Turbine Art Fair

-          “Flippin Vlambaar” Curated by Alex Hamilton, Prince Albert

-          “Anthropology 2”  Curated by Grace Kotze

-          “Anthology” Curated by Carol Lee

-          Grande Provence Gallery, Franschoek.


        -    ‘That Art Fair’, Diedericks Faber Fine Art Collective, Salt River

        -  ‘ Bring Your Own Identity’  , Trent Read, Knysna Fine Art Gallery

        -   Unisa Space Art Gallery, CANSA Association.  Pretoria

        -  KKNK, With the Knysna Fine Art Gallery, Outdshoorn

        -  Imibala Art Gallery , Elske Badenhorst, Somerset West

        -  “Auguries of Innocence” Sasol New Signatures.  Solo Exhibition.  Pretoria art museum

        - “Bronze, Steel, Stone”  Everard Read Johannesburg


2010 - Trailblaizer Award, Ceramic Association

2011 – Premium Award, Ceramic Association

2012 – Merit Award, Ceramic Association

2014 – Winner of the Sasol New Signatures Award



The Cryogenic Industries Group (Cryogenic Industries Inc).  California

Sasol Collection, South Africa

2 other private international collectors.