OUR STORY

Imiso Ceramics is a high-end brand of contemporary hand-crafted ceramic art, specialising in collectable once-off pieces created by award-winning ceramist team Andile Dyalvane and Zizipho Poswa. Imiso Ceramics Gallery and Studio is situated at The Old Biscuit Mill amidst the warm creative buzz of Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.

‘IMISO’ is derived from the Xhosa word ‘NGOMSO’ meaning ‘Tomorrow’ or contextually ‘the future’. We think of it as plural and have assigned our ethos for ‘Better tomorrows for future generations’ to its meaning, found and lived in the stories we tell through our work.

Established in 2005 and owned by Artist duo, Zizipho Poswa and Andile Dyalvane who collectively have over two decades of experience in the art and creative design fields.

“To offer our clients an authentic, timeless, one-of-a-kind, collectable ceramic artwork that begins to collaborate with them, inspires us to keep doing what we do”, they warmly state. Every piece is carefully handmade and special attention to detail, while equally embracing the natural imperfections of handwork shows this very authenticity they speak of. Each piece is signed by the artist and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity to affirm these efforts.  IMISO employs a team of highly skilled artisanal assistants to create the best possible results within the studio production of their works. Imiso’s designs have earned a passionate following of international galleries, museums, boutique stores and a faithful patronage of collectors both locally and abroad.

Imiso Ceramics is called to the vision of further becoming a creative brand that reflects the wealth of African cultures and traditions. In so doing, sharing the beauty of each of their ceramic creations with you.

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@andiledyalvane’s work - from #iThongo - uMalusi now watches over his home #village of Ngobozana. The “shepherd” or “the watcher”, now looks over his #ancestors’ graves and serves as offering to the surrounding villages. An invitation to grieve what is lost, come together in song and #heal the scars of the #past.📷 @southernguildgallery#imisoceramics
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We’re immensely proud of @andiledyalvane and the #journey his works have taken from @southernguildgallery to @friedman_benda. We're also pleased to announce #iThongo having premiered in #CapeTown on 10 December 2020 and in #NewYork on 29 April 2021.📷: @southernguildgallery#imisoceramics
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@southernguildgallery presents #ceramicartist @zizipo_poswa’s debut solo #exhibition, titled iLobola. The show includes 12 iconic #sculptures made from hand-coiled clay combined with cast bronze for the first time.iLobola
25.03.2021 - 01.07.2021
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'iLobola' pays homage to the #spiritual offering at the #heart of the ancient #African custom of #lobola, or bride-wealth: the cow.
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@zizipo_poswa’s #ceramics have attracted strong interest from international collectors and can be found in important private and corporate collections in #SouthAfrica and #aroundtheworld. Her Ukukhula series was acquired by the #LosAngeles County #Museum of Art (LACMA) in 2019 and she was included in the Female Design Council’s all-women exhibition Deeper Than Text at the 1stdibs #Gallery in #NewYorkCity during NYCxDESIGN. @southernguildgallery has presented her work at Design Miami/, The Salon Art + Design in #NewYork and PAD #London.
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We're proud of Imiso matriarch @zizipo_poswa for being named one of @inverroche's #PioneersOfThePresent. A pioneering African gin brand themselves, the distillery is celebrating inspiring figures in the South African entrepreneurial space with a 'Pioneers of the Present' short film. Starring Zizi and three other incredible talents, the short film shares the journeys of these pioneers and we can’t wait to take a walk down the path that led to these success stories - link to the short film in bio!
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Happy Holidays to all. Stay safe, healthy and Greatful always .
"BAOBAB TREE" is Africa's iconic tree of life. It is the symbol of life and positivity.Zizi has  just fired her first two pieces from her new series called "THE BAOBAB SERIES" inspired by beautiful images of African woman who harvest the baobab fruit for a living. This series honors their strength and resilience.#baobabseries
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Zizi's new work loading....Our production team packing the kiln 🔥 We can't wait to share the results!#baobabseries
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Today we celebrating @melissabarkerceramics
and her Nuhatimmu- a Mesopotamian feast in collaboration with our studio! her residency at Imiso Studio which aims at bringing ancient cooking techniques back to life and as part of her research cooking recipes from 1700BC!
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Catch us tonight at 19:30pm local time on SABC3 talking all things Imiso with @theinsidersa #craft #haritage #imisoceramics #andiledyalvane #ziziposwa #imisostudio #clay #art #pottery
We are completely Wowed by how interesting collaborations can create connections, mind and body working with Clay, earth and divinity in conversation @udakatribe @lungiswajoe @nad_art9 . #women #ancientechnology #connecting #unity #womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #womeninbusiness #art #ceramics #pottery #handmade #clay #udakatribe #lungiswajoe #inxwala #nad_art9 #instagram
Pinching plus conversations with @zizipo_poswa @melissabarkerceramics and @nad_art9, it was amazing to hear them talk about clay and gender roles.
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Continuing in our honor of woman’s month with @udakatribe  @nad_art9 @lungiswajoe with our next online workshop. ‘Put Clay on top of Clay’  a demonstration on how to transform work + conversations. How they use clay to express their individual roles as women. We  Unpack Listen, Share and Release
24 August  2pm  SA local time  Cost R250  20% does towards feeding the family  Book via Quicket link on bio  https://qkt.io/Imisoworkshop12
#pinching #conversationwithclay #womeninclay #udakatribe #lungiswajoe #nkuthazodyalvane #listentoyourheart #share  #release #unpack
In honor of woman’s month join us with @melissabarkerceramics + @zizipo_poswa demonstrating and chatting about how they are using clay to empower, on our next online workshop called Pinching through gender roles with women in clay.  We Listen, Share and Release
17 August  2pm  SA local time  Cost R250  20% does towards feeding the family  Book via Quicket link on bio  https://qkt.io/Imisoworkshop11
#pinching #conversationwithclay #womeninclay #ziziphoposwa #melissabarkerceramics #listentoyourheart #share  #release