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.
‘Bonginkosi’ means worship the Lord. Elvis was born in Hammarsdale outside of Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal in 1983. His now lives with his family at Mpophomeni, outside Howick.
He joined Ardmore in February 2011, shows great promise as a painter and designs plans for houses in his spare time.
He says: “I like to paint in a realistic style as I am inspired by nature – South Africa’s beautiful animals, flowers and plants.”
Says Fée Halsted: “Elvis is a very quiet and sensitive man who under the tutelage of Wiseman and Siyabonga will excel as a painter at Ardmore.”
For the ‘Just So Crocodiles and Other Curiosities Exhibition’ in Hyde Park in 2013 Elvis painted Quiniso Mmungwe’s Leopard Tureen which stole the show.
For the ‘Herds of Africa’ exhibition in 2014 he painted a magnificent Warthog Tureen.
‘Ardmore Aviary’Cellars- Hohenot, Cape Town
Pascoe & Co.West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
‘Monkeys and Magnolias’Patrick Mavros, London
African Trade FairJapan
Fyn Arts FestivalHermanus, Western Cape
Garrey Isabelle TurquinParis, France
Journes Des CeramiquesParis, France
Ardmore in CanadaRidgefield, Canada
'Animal Stories'Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada
Watershed ArtworksDelta, Canada
'Just so Crocodiles and Other Curiosities’Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
Creel and GowNew York
'Safari Week'Patrick Mavros, London
Ed PascoeFlorida, United States
'Great Herds of Africa'Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town
‘Great Herds of Africa’Patrick Mavros, London
‘Inspired by the Ocean’Hermanus, Western Cape
‘Birds of Africa'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
‘Great Herds’Patrick Mavros, Nairobi, Kenya
‘Birds of Africa’Patrick Mavros, Harare, Zimbabwe
WMODA, Pascoe and Co.Florida, United States
'Animal Botanical'Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town
'Animal Botanical'Patrick Mavros, London
'Parrots and Pomegranates'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
Isabelle Turquin GalleryParis, France
‘Kalahari Cats'Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town
‘The Great Zambezi’Patrick Mavros, London
'Celebrating the Year of the Monkey'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
'The Great Zambezi'Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town