Carol Hayward Fell is well-known exhibiting Ceramic artist and an enthusiastic art teacher who loves interacting with people and specialises in teaching adults to draw and paint. Carol is fully qualified with a Fine Arts Degree and HED (Teaching Diploma), from UKZN in Pietermaritzburg. She has been working in clay since 1971 and teaching art for over 30 years. She now teaches privately from her home studio, CAROLART STUDIO. In the past she worked as a full-time Art lecturer at Natal Technikon (now DUT) for six years. Prior to that, she taught Art to grade 7 to Matric at Danville Park Girls’ High School in Durban.
In addition to teaching painting and drawing, she is a well-known practising artist who works primarily in clay, currently making ceramic sculptures that are exhibited throughout South Africa. As a top award-winning ceramic artist, she has work in most of South Africa’s leading public art museums and other art collections. After making mainly pots for 30 years, in 2006 she started making ceramic sculptures of horses, which can be viewed in top commercial galleries in Durban, Cape Town, Western Cap and Johannesburg . These highly individual expressive works are instantly recognisable and have earned Carol several awards. Her sculptures are continually evolving, often including an element of humour or whimsy. Some of her more popular works also include a “rider” such as a small dog, cat or birds. The Kimberley Art Museum, (WHAG), recently purchased her “White Horse With Birds” for their public collection. She has also created several zebras, which are popular with international collectors. One of these recently sold at the Art in the Forest Women in Clay exhibition in Constantia, Cape Town.
She is the current winner of the Corobrik National Ceramics Exhibition, receiving “Best on Show” which was held in Cape Town in 2014 – seen above.
Carol enjoys the balance of teaching just two morning classes a week to fulfil her love of interacting with other artists in between her private time spent creating her own work in ceramics.
- 1982 Highly Commended, APSA (Assoc. of Potters SA), Regional Exhibition – NSA Gallery, Durban
- 1985 Highly Commended, APSA National Ceramics Exhibition – Genkor Gallery, RAU , Joburg.
- 1986 Highly Commended , Corobrik National Ceramic Exhibition – Pretoria Art Museum
- 1988 Top Award Winner, APSA Corobrik National Ceramics Exhibition – Durban Art Gallery
- 1990 Highly Commended, Corobrik National Ceramic Exhibition – Durbanville Clay Museum, Western Cape
- 1991 Sculpture Prize – APSA Regional Ceramics Exhibition – Durban Art Gallery
- 1994 Prize for Best Slab- built Ceramic work, APSA, Regional – Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
- 1998 Prize for Best Decorated Work, APSA Regional Exhibition – Alliance Francaise Gallery, Durban
- 1999 Highly Commended APSA Regional Ceramics Exhibition – NSA Gallery, Durban
- 2004 Highly Commended APSA Regional Ceramics Exhibition – NSA Gallery, Durban
- 2007 Highly Commended APSA KZN Regional – ArtSPACE Gallery, Durban
- 2008 Third prize, CSA Regional Ceramics Exhibition – ArtSPACE Gallery, Durban
- 2009 Second Prize on the KZN Ceramic Assoc. Exhibition – ArtSPACE, Durban
- 2010 Second Prize (again) on the KZN Ceramic Assoc. Exhibition – ArtSPACE, Durban
- 2011 Exclusive Books Prize on the KZN Ceramic Assoc. Exhibition – ArtSPACE, Durban
- 2012 Premier Award, CSA KZN Regional Ceramics Exhibition for all 5 works – Artspace Gallery, Durban
- 2014 Second Prize for Sculpture, CSA KZN Regional Ceramics Exhibition – KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
- 2014 “Best on Show” / Premerier Award at Corobrik (CSA) National Ceramics Exhibition – Alphen Estate, Cape Town
- 2015 Merit Award, CSA KZN Regional Ceramics Exhibition – KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
Ceramic works in South African public collections
Durban Art Gallery, Pretoria Art Museum, King George V Art Gallery – East London, Anne Bryant Art Gallery – East London, Tatham Art Gallery – Pietermaritzburg, Durbanville Clay Museum – W Cape, William Humphries Art Gallery – Kimberly, SASOL Collection of Fine Art – Johannesburg, Corobrik Ceramic Collection – Pretoria Art Museum, Natal Technikon Collection – Durban, Empangeni Art Collection – KZN, Panzi Museum – Durban
UK, USA, Germany, Japan, France, Austria, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa