Astrid Dahl challenges the boundaries of clay. Using nature as her inspiration, she seeks out organic flower forms that are rendered static by high temperature firing. Interestingly, although the earthenware is solid, it is certainly not lifeless and her sculptures stand out like trophies, immortalising glimpses of nature. They, however, are not just trophies of nature. Possession of an Astrid is as much a hallmark of the trendy, as it is a much coveted item of the well informed collector of South African art.