Andile Dyalvane * Photo credit: JUSTIN PATRIC  

Renowned ceramicist Andile Dyalvane is on the panel of judges who will determine the winners of the 2019 Innibos National Craft Awards.

Andile is the co-founder and creative director of Imiso Ceramics, a Cape Town-based studio that creates unique decorative and functional pieces.

“I will be looking for master craftsmanship, uniqueness, narrative and glocal identities,” he says.

“Being asked to judge means that I am and will be contributing to the growth and development of the South African craft industry and encouraging those who demonstrate excellence in skill.”

Born in Ngobozana in the Eastern Cape, Andile is a proud Jola clansman of the amaXhosa tribe. He highlights cultural preservation, narratives and resources through his work and captures both urban landscapes and recollections of the ever-changing

environments that confront him in the city.

Andile is a graduate of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (National Diploma in

Ceramic Design) and holds a National Diploma in Art and Design from Sivuyile Technical College. His work is displayed at Imiso Ceramics, Southern Guild and the Friedman Benda Gallery in New York.

He was the Feature Designer of the Year at the design-led experiential show 100% Design South Africa last year and has had numerous milestone exhibitions, including a solo show, titled ‘Camagu’, at the Friedman Benda Gallery in 2016; and ‘Idladla’, a solo show at Southern Guild in 2017.

His work can be found in a number of countries.

Andile is the recipient of a Craft Icon Award by the Craft & Design Institute (CDI) and of a Southern Guild Design Foundation Icon Award. He is a member of Ceramics Southern Africa and the International Academy of Ceramics, as well as a board member of the CDI.

The closing date for SA crafters of all genres to submit their entries into the Innibos National Craft Awards is April 12. 2019. Entry is free. For more information and ENTRY DETAILS, please visit