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.
This magnificent Elephant Vase, titled Bachelor Herd, was created by Thabiso Mohlakoana and painted by Sthabiso Hadebe.
Young male elephants at about fourteen years of age get kicked out their herd and form a bachelor herd with other males, often learning tactics from older bulls.
Thabiso has sculpted this scene of young males at play learning their own strength and inheriting their pecking order. Sthabiso has added his own vivacious, bold floral motifs with graphic grey and white patterns that make this elephant vase sing with beauty.
This piece has been at out 'The Pride of Africa' exhibition and will be for sale in our gallery at Caversham.
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.