Ingrid Adams has worked as a clothing and home-wear designer for the last 25 years, and has travelled extensively to India and China sourcing home textiles. A yoga teacher, and an artist, she teaches drawing and art appreciation, and offers weekly Sumie lessons in Durban. She is currently completing her Master’s degree on Sumie, Japanese traditional painting, and the influence on two contemporary painters.
Louis van Loon lectured in Buddhist philosophy at the Universities of Cape Town and Durban-Westville for 22 years. He established the Buddhist Retreat Centre in 1980 and, along with his wife, Chrisi, directs its affairs. Both were involved in the compilation of the BRC’s popular recipe books Quiet Food, The Cake The Buddha Ate and Plentiful:The Big Book Of Buddha Food. His interest lies in the psychology of meditation and in the relationship between art, science, religion and philosophy. He is an architect and consulting civil and structural engineer in private practice in Durban. He teaches Sumie, Japanese brush painting, and sketching in Durban, Cape Town and Ixopo.
Fay Morris is a ceramist living in Howick. After finishing her Honours in Ceramics, she taught at a primary school in Madagascar, and returned to South Africa. Wanting to pursue her dream to run a ceramics studio, she enrolled at the university and completed her MA in ceramics earlier this year at UKZN. She currently has her own studio, running workshops and selling her work. She makes utilitarian ware as well as sculptural porcelain pieces.