EVERYONE who looks at Keabetswe Monyeki's (21) work loves it, as only some have such unique talent eKasi and use it wisely.
The Applied Fine and Arts artist said people appreciate his work. And now he can't wait to learn more about his trade overseas.
Keabetswe from Stinkwater, north of Tshwane, will attend a glass conference at the Pilchurck Glass School in Settle in Washington, United States of America, from 25 June to 2 July.
"The purpose is, we were invited by Pilchurck Glass School as glass students to come to their conference, to learn more about glass, artworks, enable to get more experience and more inspiration," the young man said.
He says he is excited about the upcoming trip and feels blessed to be part of it.
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Keabetswe said he never thought he would do fantastic artwork when he was young. The second-year Applied Fine and Arts student from Tshwane University of Technology said he believes in arts.
He said he never knew about this course, but people who saw his work encouraged him to enrol at the university.
"I was talented in doing sketch art in 3D form, and people would always surround me and encourage me to study art. My family also motivated me to consider doing arts that align with my talent," he said.
He said he is enrolled in three advanced certifications to help him take on more specialised and demanding technical responsibilities.
Keabetswe advised the youth to love their handwork and always be focused.
His sister Dimakatso Molefe (35) said: "I am excited that my brother is going to America."