Eugene Hön

He started as junior lecturer in the Ceramic Design Department and in 1990 he became the Head of Department. His position provided him with an opportunity to foster links with the industry and the local community, setting up a Crafts Council for South Africa whilst being elected chairperson of the Ceramic Council of South Africa.

He went on to become the Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. A position that he held for seven years, during which he steered the FADA Faculty to become an integrated academic unit into a purpose built state of the art facility on the Bunting Road Campus. In …the Ceramic Department was closed down, however the scaled down facility was incorporated into the Industrial Design workshop.  His current teaching focus is ceramic design and manufacture to Industrial Designers (2nd, 3rdand Honours students), whilst facilitating design projects in Architecture and Jewellery Design for Manufacture.

2004
EDP  USB (University of Stellenbosch)

1986
MFA. (Ceramic Sculpture), University of Johannesburg

1983
BAFA (Ceramic Sculpture), University of Johannesburg

1976
Matric Hoërskool Tygerberg

2010
Fellow, in recognition of valuable contributions to ceramics and to Ceramics Southern Africa.

2009
Clay Pot Award, Ceramics SA Regional Awards Exhibition.

1998
Merit Award, International Ceramics Biennale Sandton Civic Art Gallery.

2011
Collaborations/articulations, staff exhibition at FADA Gallery UJ, Ceramic installation with projected animation titled, and the ship sails on…

2012
Solo Exhibition, launch of DVD titled, ….and the ship sails on… and applied works of art and design. Elegance Jewellers, Melrose Arch.

2014
TAIWAN Ceramics Biennale, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum. …..and the ship sails on… Ceramic Installation with digital projection of ballpoint pen renderings. Digital materialities section.

2014
Group Exhibition. Read, Peep Reap, The Book Arts: Artist’s Books Exhibition, Art on Paper. Stanley 44.

2016
Ceramics SA Biennale, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery. Manufraction; Ceramic shard as vessel. Participating artist and curator.

 

Corobrik Collection
South African National Gallery • Johannesburg Art Gallery • Durban Art Gallery

TWR Permanent Collection,
Sandton Civic Art Gallery • Constitutional Court of South Africa

Altech collection
and numerous private collections in South Africa • New York • Spain • London • Paris