Q&A With Master Ceramicist Mervyn Gers

Collaborating with renowned artists and working on exclusive projects and designs, we are elated to share some of the latest inside info from Mervyn Gers with a Q&A with the master ceramicist himself.

The work pf Mervyn Gers fully embraces colour and design – giving rise to beautiful and unique pieces that have been carefully crafted with every attention to detail.

We chatted to Mervyn Gers about what makes him tick as an artist and where he finds inspiration for his designs. This is what he had to share:

What’s your go-to colour choice?

Dark blue.

Is there a hotel, interior or building that most inspires your work?

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, as well as Yesil Ev Hotel, which is an old restored Ottoman House also in Istanbul.

A place you love to visit?

Turkey, Istanbul in particular.

Where do you go to spot new styles?

I go on late night safaris.

Do you have a favourite restaurant?

It depends on what I feel like eating! Saigon has been my neighbourhood local for 20 years – I’ve found their food to be fresh and consistent.

Who or what is your biggest design influence?

Korean and Japanese ceramics. Mid century and 70’s shapes and palettes.

Any interesting projects you are working on?

Just completed a range of 18 new glazes, inspired by the Northern Cape’s textures and colours. I was born in the province and the landscape has also been close to my heart.

More about Mervyn Gers

Mervyn Gers Ceramics specialises in creating bespoke functional and decorative handmade ceramics. The amazing thing is that they create their own clay, mix their own glazes and print their own transfers, which allows for a truly unique and special offering.

Some of the studio’s existing clients include retail outlets such as Exclusive Books, Tashas, Weylandts and Yuppiechef as well as renowned estates and wine farms such as Tokara, Babylonstoren, Cavalli Estate and Bistro 1682 Steenberg.

Collaborating with some of South Africa’s best chefs, game lodges, local and international retail outlets, guest houses and discerning individuals, they create distinct products to complement décor and enhance the different brands.​

Renowned for his bespoke creations, Mervyn Gers is a creative force. Bringing art to life, and often in conjunction with amazing artists, each piece is a unique celebration of what can be achieved through handcrafted items.

Here we share some of our favourite works from this company:


For more visit their studio or website at www.mervyngers.com


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