I am a South African currently living in my hometown, Pretoria. I have been a teacher for the past 8 years, and love working with children. I started crafting when I was about 4 or 5. I still love crafting and in my personal work I love to use supplies like clay, paints and beads.
When I was growing up, my grandfather was a farmer and I liked making clay animals with my family next to the river on his farm. Like many South Africans, I made crafts to use as toys when I was growing up. To me, the clay ox represents coming-together. South African children of different races made clay oxen together even during the years that the country was racially segregated. That is one of the reasons why I am really excited to share this tradition in my Clay Oxen Workshop.
South Africa is a beautiful place to live. In my part of our country, summer usually brings daily thunderstorms in the afternoon. I love hearing thunder when it's about 4pm on a very hot day, because that means the heat will soon be broken by a lovely thunder-shower.