Our ceramics are made by local artists - ordinary people from the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal,
who are given training, materials, a studio and a guaranteed market for their work,
under the guidance of our founder, Fée Halsted.
Ayanda was born on the 5th September 1990 in Lidgetton. He attended Crystal Springs Primary School and Jabula Secondary School in Lidgetton and Asithuthuke School in Balgowan.
Ayanda is determined to work hard to support and be the leader of his family. He went to Ubumba for Life to further his knowledge in clay work and painting.
Ayanda started at Ardmore through the June/July Winter School programme in 2015. Currently, under the tutelage of Wiseman Ndlovu, he is showing potential as a realist painter.
Ayanda says: “I do believe that Mrs Fée is light of the life; whoever follows her will never walk in darkness.”
In 2016, the Year of the Monkey, Ayanda found his niche – painting monkeys. Known as the ‘Monkey Man’, many of his creations were admired and bought at the ‘Celebrating the Year of the Monkey’ exhibition at Charles Greig in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.
‘Kalahari Cats’Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town
‘The Great Zambezi’Mavros, London
'The Year of the Monkey'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
'The Great Zambezi'Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town