Klomp Ceramics is a brand of ceramics by South African ceramicist and stylist Alexia Klompje.
Inspired by her life, experiences and things around her, each piece is part of Alexia's story and Klomp Ceramics is a collection of this unique narrative.
Klomp Ceramics started with a couple of bags of clay in the spare bedroom of Alexia's apartment in 2013 when her successful career as a stylist had to be put on hold.
‘I was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2012 which upon removal left me unable to move the right side of my body. The recovery was slow and as a creative person I needed something creative to do whilst I healed. Unsure of what that was, I had a dream one night and in it this voice told me I needed to start working with clay. That was it. Playing with clay allowed me to express myself, tell my story and heal. And Klomp Ceramics was born.’
Now Alexia's aim as maker and designer, is to promote handmade South African design with a narrative to both a local and international contemporary design market through a medium which she loves.
“Coming from both an architectural and fashion styling background, I like to play with texture, structure, folding, draping, geometry, pattern and colour as a means of expression. I create pieces and collections of work that express both my design aesthetic as a stylist, and my personal story and experiences. I hope to inspire others through my story whilst creating beautiful handmade contemporary ceramic pieces for everyday use".