"After the war, in England there was little opportunity for young people, and Africa seemed full of opportunity. So my parents and a friend bought a small plane, and flew out to South Africa in 1947."

Andrew Wolford, 5 when his family flew themselves as emigrants in their Silver Lady to South Africa, speaks lightly of what must have been at the time a major project. South Africa ultimately benefited from the Wolfords' flying off to take advantage of opportunity. The little boy grew up to bring credit to his adopted country. He is an international ceramic artist, and known as a leading potter in South Africa.

His mother, he says, was a very fine painter. "Because I am dyslexic, I left school at an early age to go to Durban Art School. There I moved more and more to ceramics," Wolford said. "At 17 I was apprenticed first to Walsh Marais Pottery, and then to Sammy Liebermann Pottery in the Transvaal." At 21, convinced that pottery was to be his life's work, he began his own studio in Durban.