Ardmore Ceramic Art gives form to mythological Zulu creatures

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Ardmore will be exhibiting new work, inspired by African mythology, at the Ebony Art Gallery in Franschhoek from October 22. Photo: Supplied

MISCHIEVOUS, and sometimes malevolent, tokoloshes and tagati, are a part of Zulu mythology.

 

Now these creatures have been given a physical form by a group of young artists from Ardmore Ceramic Art’s Winter School for an exhibition, titled Tokkies and Tagies, which will be taking place at the Ebony Gallery in Franschhoek, from October 22. Continue reading

Ardmore ceramics heading to Kimberley for a colourful exhibition

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Somandla Ntshalintshali sculpted this elegant Oryx Vase, which features bold geometric and floral designs painted by his long-time collaborator, Jabu Nene. It is one of the works being exhibited at the William Humphreys Gallery in Kimberley. Photo: Ardmore Ceramic Art

ARDMORE Ceramic Art will be showcasing its colourful work at the ‘In Full Colour’ – David Walters and Friends Exhibition at the William Humphreys Art Gallery in Cullinan Crescent, Kimberley.

The exhibition opens on July 13 and runs until August 12. Continue reading

Ardmore celebrates the Zambezi’s fabulous fauna and flora in the Great Zambezi exhibition heading to London

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A Lillian Lovebird urn created for ‘The Great Zambezi’ Exhibition which will take place in London at the Patrick Mavros flagship store from May 18 to 28. This piece was sculpted by Teboho Ndlovu and painted by Siyabonga Mabaso. Photo: Ardmore

FLOCKS of brightly coloured birds and an abundance of wildlife – which includes hippos, elephants, black rhinos, wild dogs, cheetah and lions – can be found around the Zambezi River.

This diversity of fauna and flora has inspired the first collaboration between KwaZulu-Natal-based Ardmore Ceramic Art and the Parisian fashion house, Hermès. Continue reading