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.
Mama Ntombela was born on the 19th of February at Northdale Hospital in 1994. She attended Nogqaza Primary and Howick Secondary School and matriculated from Ngcedomhlophe High School in 2012. She arrived at Ardmore at the end of 2013.
She is a bright, sassy young lady and, under the mentorship of Siya Mabaso, has developed into a great painter.
Mama has, in a short time, placed herself amongst the top painters at Ardmore. Mama says, ‘I like being at Ardmore because we are treated nicely and it is where we develop our artistic skills.’
She has a bright palette and prefers to work in a realistic style. There is an X-factor to Mama that shines through into her work.
Patrick MavrosHarare, Zimbabwe
‘Great Herds of Africa’Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town
‘Great Herds of Africa’Patrick Mavros, London
‘Inspired by the Ocean’Fyn Arts, Hermanus, Western Cape
‘Birds of Africa’Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
‘Great Herds of Africa’Patrick Mavros, Nairobi, Kenya
‘Birds of Africa’Patrick Mavros, Harare, Zimbabwe
WMODAPascoe & Co., Florida, United States
‘Animal Botanical’Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town
‘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
'Savuti Dance'Patrick Mavros, London
'o'kavango'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg