From Africa with Love

Amaridian is the vision of two South Africans Mary Slack and Fraser Conlon to create a new idea of African craft. They have created a platform for emerging artists can present their craft without conforming to conventional standards. Part of the beauty of Amaridian is the variety of media, from textiles to pottery each with a unique inspiration, creating a ‘storefront’ that has a curated eclectic vibe.

Segou Rocker by Cheick Diallo, 2007
29”H 18”W and 42”L
Steel frame and woven nylon thread


Fuscia Chandelier by Willowlamp

96.5”H 39.4”dia

Red powdercoated ballchain

Mud Chandelier by Mud Ceramic Studio

30” H 23”dia

Made from over 6000 beads handcrafted from African soil


Nature Series by Zenzulu (Left) and Black Lace Platter by Zenzulu (Right) 

Zulu weaving technique with PVC coated wire

Copper Flower Console by Egg Design

37.5”H 83”W 23”D

Marine plywood, copper-coated steel plate, sealed copper flowers

via 2010 IDSA keynote speaker, Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge

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