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Andrew Maphanga

 
 

Andrew Maphanga learned to work with wire as a child making the ubiquitous wire cars which are seen all over South Africa. Andrew spends most of his time designing, and occasionally gives lessons in wirework. He employs about seven wireworkers and has a stall in one of the craft markets on the Waterfront in Cape Town. Andrew's basic range includes all sorts of practical and decorative items from CD racks and wire animals to wire motorbikes in all sizes from a few inches long to three-quarter life size versions. Andrew is one of many artists who can make almost any design to order.