KZN Midlands, RSA


The story teller

“I have always been a maker and a story teller..and have enjoyed a varied and somewhat inter-connected career .. first studying performing arts back in the mid eighties, then naturally progressing into the visual arts via a well loved career in print media. My father was a part time actor, my mother an artist. So I guess…
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Trayci Tompkins raku firing

Life lessons with Raku

In her ceramic firing experiments, Trayci has become a bit of a pyromaniac with scars to remind her of these exciting experimental times. “It was a tremendously exciting experimental time that taught me philosophical life lessons as an aside to the technique of things.  I was drawn to the drama and spontaneity of Raku firing.…
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Field of yellow flowers

The quieter you become

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” BUDDHA… Artists, if they have any sense, will retreat into their sacred spaces, shut out the noise and let the story unfold. Maybe that’s what keeps us creating … keeps us moving forward. It’s been said, that stillness (alongside love) is one of the most powerful…
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Artist tools and brushes

A career in the Arts

As an Artist Entrepreneur, Trayci is often invited to talk to school groups, open exhibitions and inspire students with her heartfelt approach to following a creative intuition.. “I feel like such a dinosaur getting up and telling the girls at a prominent Girls’ High School recently about art as my career choice. So much has…
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Trayci travelling

The art of travel

Travel is one of Trayci Tompkin’s passions… and she’s been fortunate to do a fair bit of it in her life. She explains why in this blog post: My most inspiring journeys have been well off the usual tourist route and usually involve lesser known communities steeped in a rich culture and tradition. I travel…
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