Uwe Pfaff was born in 1947 and grew up in Germany. He emigrated to South Africa in 1970. His first job was with a German company designing rock-cutting equipment. A year later he departed for Cape Town where he worked as a design draughtsman for an air-conditioning company amongst other things. In 1975 he took his first painting and sculpture classes at the Cape Town Art Centre, a year later holding his first one-person exhibition.
SAM ALLERTON: is a sculptor living in Franschhoek, outside of Cape Town where he has a home and a studio. He studied at Ampleforth College in England and the Slade in London before returning to South Africa to do a degree in sculpture at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at UCT where he was awarded a BAFA degree in sculpture with distinction. As an undergraduate he was awarded the Irma Stern bursary as well as remaining on the Dean’s Merit list throughout his studies. He has worked full time as a sculptor predominantly creating works for private collectors both locally and abroad. Sam is strongly influenced by nature and the fate of the environment and his works exude a powerful primitive source that is timeless.