Graphic Africa Designers' Profiles

Find out more about the background, inspiration and working techniques from 16 of the designers, all part of the Graphic Africa exhibition.

Adele Dejak
Aselem Kitengela
Babacar M'Bodj Niang
Boubacar Doumbia
Cheick Diallo
Dokter & Misses
Hamed Ouattara
Heath Nash
Imiso ceramics
Kpando Pottery
Mutapo Pottery

Marjorie Wallace (Zimbabwe)

Having graduated with a degree in painting from Michaelis School of Art at the University of Cape Town, Marjorie Wallace is a gifted ceramic artist who produces fine porcelain objects, which she scratches, presses and incises with linear designs and decoration. 'I have loved baskets since I was quite young. I have memories of the people who made them, how they sat and where they collected the grass – what they were looking for when they collected it. We had baskets hanging on the wall in the house, and we used them,' she says. 'When I started decorating pottery I thought more and more about baskets, how they look and how they are woven. They too are vessels. I saw my task as being no different from the basket makers. They too, are women, leading a domestic life.'

Philippa Thorne
Rebecca Hoyes
Ronél Jordaan
Tekura Designs