Ardmore Ceramic Art was established by Fée Halsted on Ardmore Farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal. Today you’ll find the bustling studio and gallery in the picturesque Caversham Valley in South Africa’s Natal Midlands.
See the process through which we bring to life a magical, dreamlike world
in clay and paint.
The oryx antelope, known as the ‘thoroughbred of the desert’, can live in vast herds of up to two hundred animals in desert environments.
Somandla Ntshalintshali has been inspired by the elegance of the oryx and its spear shaped horns. He has created these oryx bowls representing a herd. He has curled their limbs into foetal position around a bowl-shaped torso with horns cleverly folded back for protection and functionality.
Senzo Duma and Siyabonga Mabaso have painted the herd in the oryx colour, light ochre which is contrasted with black and white patterns, designing a striking trio.
Since each piece is unique and handmade, the items displayed on our website change regularly. To reserve an item, please contact us directly.
We constantly produce and curate special collections of themed works. For more information about these and other pieces, please contact us.