South African Artist, Porcupine
Ivan Alexander left school after Grade Nine and joined a pottery studio as an apprentice. Over the ten years, employed as a production potter, he gathered considerable knowledge and perfected his skills. The studio closed and Ivan set up his own studio at home, producing ceramic ware for local shops and restaurants. Ivan, as the first employee of Porcupine, was employed for his skill and expertise in ceramics and much to his own surprise, discovered a latent artistic ability, deep within his soul, when in 1994 Pat and he started to make up the first of the Porcupine range.