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.
Engelbert was born in 1976 in Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.
He studied at the Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre as well as at Lusiba Arts in Johannesburg.
Engelbert joined Ardmore at the beginning of April 2012.
He took up the challenge of creating jewellery boxes for Charles Greig in Johannesburg and his work showed skill and precision.
He also created rhino sculptures with babies, which were titled ‘Rhino Orphans’, and proved extremely popular when they were launched at NAADA Faire in Johannesburg in 2012.
Engelbert says: “I love creating animals and human figures. I made my mark with the Riders which are very popular.”
In 2013, Engelbert’s Troops of Monkeys were admired and purchased by Eric Clapton, at the ‘Monkeys and Magnolias’ exhibition at Patrick Mavros in London.
And at the ‘Just so Crocodile and Other Curiosities’, show in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, the same year, his monkey sculptures wearing fezzes and pith helmets delighted collectors with their great sense of fun. His fresh approach to sculpting was much appreciated.
In the latter half of 2013 Englebert created a very large Giraffe Rider for the ‘Great Herds Exhibition of Africa’ exhibition in Cape Town in 2014.
Engelbert has sadly left Ardmore to return to Johannesburg to be closer to his family.
Ardmore CarnivalCape Town
Ardmore in LuxembourgLuxembourg
Ardmore in MauritiusMauritius
Ardmore in BeauneFrance
Ardmore in GenevaGeneva, Switzerland
Christmas Safari WeekPatrick Mavros, London
A celebration of Zulu Life and ArtistrySt Louis, United States
Ardmore AustraliaSydney, Australia
Pascoe & Co.Floridfa, United States
‘Monkeys & Magnolias’Patrick Mavros, London
Fyn Arts FestivalHermanus, Western Cape
‘Just so Crocodiles and Other Curiosities’Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
Creel and GowNew York, United States
Safari WeekPatrick Mavros, London
Patrick MavrosHarare, Zimbabwe
Ed PascoeFlorida, United States
‘Great Herds of Africa’Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town
‘Great Herds of Africa’Patrick Mavros, London