Gerhard de Beer
Crazy Clay, 10 Auction Markt Avenue.
Location: Oaks on Main (14)
Gerhard de Beer

Born on the dry plains of the Western Transvaal in 1956 and raised in the Eastern Lowveld of South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province, Gerhard de Beer grew up as a true child of the African veld. His creativity was shaped in those early years by the bounty of nature that surrounded his family’s farm in the vicinity of the Kruger National Park.
As a young man, Gerhard moved to Pretoria to study fine art, and attended a three-year Raku Training Course under the tutelage of the renowned potter Lesley-Ann Hoets, with whom he has also exhibited. His paintings have been shown at a number of group exhibits in Nelspruit and Pretoria.
Gerhard de Beer began with twelve Crazy Clay products in 1993. Today the company that came from those humble beginnings now has a growing range of over 200 inspiring characters.
Now settled with his family in Rheenendal (a rural area just outside the magical, mystical town of Knysna ), Gerhard draws his inspiration from the indescribable beauty of the Garden Route on the Southern coast of Africa, from the ever-changing Indian Ocean on his doorstep, and from the warm, friendly people that surround him at our Knysna-based Crazy Clay studio.


e-mail crazyclay@info.co.za
Cell Phone 0722770806
website https://www.crazyclay.co.za/