1312 20A Street
South Cranbrook, BC V1C 6L7 (250) 426-6401
Charleen was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa where she received her MFA and was Art Department Head at the University of the Orange Free State in Drawing and Ceramics and ceramics lecturer at the Bloemfontein College.
Her work evolves around her dissertation theme of "The pot is the woman: the ceramic vessel as body metaphor".
In 2004 she moved to Cranbrook, BC.
Charleen has taken part in many group exhibitions, both in South Africa and in Canada and had a solo exhibition Eve-olution at Centre 64, Kimberley in 2005. International exhibitions include: the 52nd International Ceramics Competition, Museo Internationale della Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy in 2001, the XV111th Biennale Internationale de Ceramique d'art, Vallauris, France in 2002, and the International Ceramics Festival in Mino, Japan in 2002.
Locally I have taken part in ArtsAround and Arts on the Edge. Finding new clay and glazes in Canada has been a real challenge and this is something that I continue to explore.