Established over 25 years ago, by Ceramic ArtistNjalikwa Chongwe and his partner Jacqueline Rodrigues, Zinongo Gallery is a distinctive landmark in South Fremantle, with its 2 metre high mural of the three dancing women adorning the gallery façade. The gallery is located in an old traditional corner shop, high on the Beaconsfield Ridge which overlooks the Indian Ocean with views to Rottnest Island. Njalikwa makes and fires a wide range of low fired Raku and high fired Stoneware ceramic pieces from the Gallery's onsite ceramics studio.
Raku Range ''The beauty of Raku is that it allows me to capture a vibrancy, primitivism that is only achieved when the pots are Raku fired. This unique effect is achieved through the intensity of the firing process,when the pot reaches a temp. of 1000c, and begins to smoulder when it makes contact with the sawdust in the smoking process." Njalikwa Chongwe.
Njalikwa's rakuware is distinctive, featuring colourful glazes and unique patterning, achieved through the use of scraffito decoration and his own unique glaze recipes, giving the pieces a tactile quality. This combination of glaze and decoration technique enables Njalikwa to achieve a sense of depth, this effect is created when intricate designs are contrasted against intensely crackled block glazes. Raku pieces are low fired to achieve their dramatic results and are therefore porous.
Opening Times Thursday 10 till 4.30 Friday 10 till 5 Saturday 10 till 5 Or by appointment Please ring to confirm our hours as they are subject to change. 0424 703 874 Contact us: email@example.com Phone: 042 470 3874 47 Lefroy Road South Fremantle. Western Australia 6162