Charmaine Haine’s reputation is prominently established in the South African ceramics scene. Her work forms part of numerous art collections and has been selected to represent South Africa at International exhibitions.

In 2001 Charmaine vacated her respected position as Lecturer in Ceramic Design at the Port Elizabeth Technikon to devote herself fully to the creation of her own work. Charmaine now resides and works in the small Eastern Cape Karoo town of Nieu Bethesda. In this adopted environment she has found renewed inspiration for her work. She finds this environment allows a more direct relationship with the materials and consequently, becoming more in touch with her expressive self.

The ceramic pieces included in the “Etched in Clay” series of work embraces the artist’s continued fascination far Ancient Cultures, African Artifacts and Medieval Iconic Art, the work reflects the artist’s intention to – “filter the style of a previous age through a 21st Century sensibility.”

  • 1963 Born, Grahamstown, South Africa.
  • 1982 -1985 Higher National Dip Ceramic Design.
  • 1987 – 2001 Lecturer Ceramic Design, Port Elizabeth Technikon, South Africa.


  • 1984 Internationale Ceramique D’Art Biennale, Vallauris ,France.
  • 1990 Exhibition of South African Artists, Geneva ,Switzerland.
  • 1994 Crafts Council ofSouth Africa , SA Embassy, London ,UK
  • 1994 “New Trends” – Art Hong Kong Cultural Programme,Hong Kong .
  • 1995 JohannesburgBiennale. “Africa Earth”, ceramic exhibition
  • 2000 Pavilion de la Creativite exhibition finalist at the Salon
  • International De l’Artisan at de Quagadougou, Burkino Faso,
  • representing South Africa.
  • 2001 Residency. International Ceramic Centre, Skaelskor ,Denmark.
  • 2003 Finalist, Brett Kebble Awards, South Africa.
  • 2004 Klein Karoo National Cultural Festival, visual arts programme
  • sponsored by Sasol.
  • 2004 National Arts Festival, Grahamstown ,South Africa.
  • 2005 Madiba Bay Studio Potters travelling Exhibition, Netherlands