VEELVLAK SIGNATURE SURFACES
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Veelvlak Signature Surfaces is the culmination of years of layered exploration into tactile clay surfaces. We started out over 30 years ago producing slip cast tableware which quickly grew into a small industry. We began to include a range of surfaces that has expanded to hand crafted murals and larger wall coverings.
When you visit VEELVLAK you will find that we think differently and our ethos "Make a difference" is woven into everything we do. Right from the design of the tiles and the tactile experience of our pieces, through to how we treat the talented people working for us, we aim to approach all the facets of our business with unique creativity and integrity.
As our business grows so too does our commitment to staff development and production integrity. We are proud to make our clients a part of this story.
Our team are encouraged to be involved in all the different elements of production processes and workflow. As the guardians, curators and care-takers of our surfaces, the experience they have gained in working with all facets of the clay's journey has formed the foundation and backbone of our studio.
Anele has built on his skill as a sculptural artist since joining the team.
Benni brings years of experience and skill in vessel making to VLVLK and is incorporated in several ways in our surface coverings and vessels.
Blaise works in production at packing and unpacking kilns.
Elsabe with her extensive experience in ceramics, is leading the technical development of exciting glazes and artistic techniques in the lab while transferring the skills to various members of the production team.
Erick with his electrical experience is maintaining our kilns and overseeing packing and unpacking of kilns.
Erlo a photographer and videographer, creatively capturing, documenting work in progress, illustrating their time lines, for finished surfaces and installations to share the VLVLK journey from raw material to inspired installations.
Gerrit is the founder, giving rise to extra ordinary high quality surfaces and concepts, with intuitive creative direction and years of experience in ceramics all contributing to the success of VLVLK locally and internationally.
Gillian as co founder, is now senior designer, is responsible for delivering world class designs and artistically rich surfaces.
Helé has honed her skill at hand painting on ceramic, having been involved in all aspects of production over the years, very few artist can match her skill at fynbos painting.
Lilitha having been involved in all aspects of production over the years, is now working in the glazing section.
Lucky works in production, clay mixing, forming of surfaces, and has the skills for other areas of the processes to assist wherever needed.
Mike is supervising production, clay mixing, forming and finishing of surfaces, and always keeping the work flow on track.
Millar oversees our daily operations and is responsible for overall business direction and management.
Mona works in production, forming of surfaces, finishing and other areas of the processes delivering glaze ready surfaces.
Nosi works in production, forming and finishing of surfaces, as well as other areas needed for delivering glaze ready surfaces.
Pascal works in production, finishing of surfaces, aiding in product transportation and other areas of the processes.
Sim has returned to us, after training and working as a mosaic artist, his experiences are being incorporated in sculptural pieces as well as hand painted projects.
Sindi works in production, forming and finishing of surfaces, as well as other areas needed for delivering glaze ready surfaces.
Tebogo came to us several years ago having trained as an artist. Since then he has further developed his hand painting skills achieving beautiful ceramic surfaces, built on top of his experiencing in general production.
Ronel is responsible for running the office and is the first point of contact for client communication.
Never works mostly at forming of surfaces through various production techniques, as well as clay preparation and has the skills for other areas of the processes to assist wherever needed.
Veliswa works in production, forming of surfaces, finishing and other areas of the processes delivering glaze ready surfaces.
Wiseman works in production, clay mixing and forming of surfaces, mostly as slab work.
Yoliswa works in production, forming of surfaces, finishing and other areas of the processes delivering glaze ready surfaces.
Zandile works in production, forming and finishing of surfaces, as well as other areas needed for delivering glaze ready surfaces.