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EUGENE HÖN was born in Belville in the Cape in 1958. He is a ceramic artist with a passion for drawing, ballpoint renderings. With a master's degree in Ceramic Sculpture, from the University of Cape Town, he has pursued a career as an academic and practicing artist for the past thirty-seven years. His experience as an academic and commitment to the development of the crafts, has expanded his knowledge and honed his skills in the making of innovative and creative ceramics.


He embraces the advancement in technology and the impact of the digital handmade. His teaching and learning, research and development (practice-led), straddles a broad range of disciplines including, sculpture, drawing, artists books, animated digital projections and ultimately design, especially digital fabrication. His latest career development expands his broad creative output to include curatorial practice, as the appointed director of the FADA Gallery at the University of Johannesburg.


Eugene Hön's work is in the COLLECTIONS of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; the South African Constitutional Court; the Durban Art Gallery; The National Art Gallery; The Corobrik Collection; the Altech Collection and the Ginsberg Collection at WAM.


Recent SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS include the Ceramics SA Regional Group Exhibition held at BIGS (2023), the Ceramics SA Regional Group Exhibition held at BIGS (2022), a solo Exhibition titled Fragmented Fragments and Fractals; A Progeny of Shards, held at the FADA Art Gallery, as part of the 2022 Creative Output Exhibition titled, Situated  Making; Ceramics SA Regional Group Exhibition held at Arcadia (2021); ceramic installations titled Windstruck I and Il as part of the Creative output Exhibition titled, Interventions in Practice, held at FADA Gallery (2021), a solo exhibition at FADA Gallery titled Manufactured Distractions and Interaction: Ceramic Transferware, held at FADA Gallery (2020), Ceramics SA Regional Group Exhibition held at BIGS (2018), 100% Clay at Decorex Exhibition held in Cape Town (2018); the Booknesses: SA Contemporary Artists Books Exhibition at FADA Gallery — participating artist and curator (2017); Ceramics SA Biennale Exhibition held at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery — participating artist and Curator (2016). The 2014 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale held in the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan (2014)

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