Born on July 11, 1958 in Pretoria, South Africa
Anton Bosch has lived and worked near the town of White River in South Africa for some thirty years.
Born into an artistic household – his father is celebrated ceramisist Esias Bosch – Anton grew up playing and working with clay. After majoring in painting and drawing at the Pretoria Art School, he returned to ceramics. He soon established himself as a potter in whose work the painterly aspect plays a significant role.
Anton regards working with clay as an experience which brings him into intimate contact with the natural world and he attempts to offer an authentic sense of this connection in his art. He emphasises that although his work has a narrative quality, it is not intellectual and remote.
‘I like to think my work is accessible simply because everyone can find their own meaning in what I am trying to express,’ he says.
Anton’s work has been exhibited extensively in South Africa and it is featured in various national and international collections as well as in the Keramion Museum in Hanover, Germany.