Design Indaba Emerging Creative: Karabo Seleke

karabo seleke

WORDS Michaela Stehr

North West- and Gauteng-based ceramic artist Karabo Seleke, one of Design Indaba’s 50 Emerging Creatives for 2019, creates ceramics influenced by his background, surroundings and nature.

Using bold colours and patterns, he fuses contemporary and traditional elements in his creations.

Karabo, a 2018 Fine Art graduate at the Tshwane University of Technology, gives Tswana names to his pieces based on the specific shapes each piece takes.


He also believes that sharing knowledge is a vital part of growing the art community.

“To me a great artist or designer is 120% dedication, hard work, participating in art functions, competitions and teaching other artists and the community what you have learned by sharing your art knowledge with them,” he says.


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