Madoda Fani’s iTafile side-tables in smoke-fired terracotta clay continue his foray into hand-coiled ceramic furniture. They feature rhythmically patterned carvings that call to mind overlapping fish scales or insect exoskeletons. Madoda burnishes and smoke-fires his ceramics according to the Zulu tradition and draws on a vocabulary of nature-inspired imagery. His recent work for Southern Guild ventures into new territory, seeing him expand his use of scale and materials, including bronze and wood. $17,000 for the pair.
Smoke-fired terracotta clay
44.5 x 44.5 x 62 and 44 x 44 x 65