It’s a Bug’s Life

A solo Exhibition by Gemma Orkin
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Chandler House is delighted to be exhibiting fresh, original work by the ceramic artist, Gemma Orkin. Well-loved for her naive, folk-art style of dishes, plates and bowls, we set Gemma the challenge of taking over our Voorkamer Gallery for the Spring month of September. Instead of turning our attention to the floral kingdom during these warming months (florals for Spring – ground breaking…), Gemma turned her eyes, hands and brushes towards the often over-looked world of bugs, butterflies and bees. In a changing world it’s becoming more and more apparent that much of our well-being directly depends on the health of insects in their many different ecosystems that weave their way around the world. We hope that this exhibition grants the weird and wonderful world of insects the attention that they deserve. 

For all sales and inquiries, please email us at

info@chandlerhouse.co.za 

Curators note: 

Each of these ceramic pieces are made by hand and variations in size and form are expected. We have fitted each piece with a brass wire hanging mechanism, each of which was made specifically for the work it is attached to. 

THE BLACK BEETLE SERIES 

Black Beetle Large

Glazed Ceramic
40cm diameter 
R1400

Each plate is approximately 30cm in diameter 

Yellow Beetle 

Glazed Ceramic
27cm diameter
R950

Red Beetle 

Glazed Ceramic
27cm diameter
R950

Beetle 

Glazed Ceramic
42 x 20.5cm 
R1200, sold 

THE BUTTERFLY SERIES 

A Large Butterfly 

Glazed Ceramic
40cm diameter 
R1800

Moth I 

Glazed Ceramic
28cm diameter
R950

Moth II

Glazed Ceramic
28cm diameter
R950

THE BEE SERIES 

Each plate is approximately 28cm in diameter 

THE FLORALS 

Aloe There I

Glazed Ceramic
135cm x 92cm  
R6400, sold 

Aloe There II

Glazed Ceramic
194cm x 94cm 
R4200, sold 

Aloe There III

Glazed Ceramic
42 x 20.5cm 
R1800, sold 

Aloe There IV

Glazed Ceramic
40cm 
R1800

Aloe There V

Glazed Ceramic
40cm 
R1800

Agave I

Glazed Ceramic
43 x 21.5cm 
R1200, sold 

Agave II

Glazed Ceramic
43 x 21.5cm 
R1200, sold 

Agave III

Glazed Ceramic
40cm diameter 
R1400

THE COLLECTOR’S CABINET 

The following collection of small dishes can be ordered individually, in small groups or as a full, entire wall. 

The collection below a is part of the exhibition, but should you like to buy any that have already sold, or if you would like to curate your own collection of specific insects (for example, a small grid of gently-coloured butterflies or a row of various beetles), please email us to discuss creating your own fabulous collection. 

Each of the works below measure 14 x 16cm (more or less) and are R450.

Gemma Orkin Homeware COLAB for Chandler House 

The below products are available exclusively from Chandler House and can be purchased from our online store. 

To view and purchase these products, please click HERE

For all sales and inquiries,

please contact Chandler House:

 

info@chandlerhouse.co.za
(021) 424 4810

 

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or visit us at Chandler House, 53 Church Street, Cape Town.

 

Monday – Friday: 10H00 – 17H00 / Saturday: 10h00 – 14h00

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Past Exhibitions at The Voorkamer Gallery

The School of Hylton Nel

A Group Exhibition n. Melvin, Basie, Jacobus, Mexicano and Reuben have become members of the unofficial ‘School of Nel” where each artist has channeled and transferred the bold beauty of Hylton’s work into their own vision and interpretation..

Ceramix

A Group Exhibition by Michael Chandler, Lucie de Moyencourt, Patricia Fraser, Pieter Heyneke, Lisa Ringwood, Oliver Scarlin and Alice Toich.