Simphiwe Mbunyuza South Africa, b. 1989
Simphiwe Mbunyuza (b. 1989; Eastern Cape, South Africa) creates masterful objects and vessels combining stoneware, leather, fabric and steel. Mbunyuza’s richly textured, confounding ceramic objects are feature traditional African iconography and cultural symbols. Furthermore, to produce his work Mbunyuza uses a coiling technique that has been employed by the Xhosa people for centuries. Elegant and graphic, Mbunyuza’s forms and colors unify in his extraordinarily distinct ceramic objects.