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.
Moshe Sello, whose uncle is Bennet Zondo, was born in 1986 in Thabatseke in Lesotho. He attended Peka High School and completed Grade 12.
Moshe came to South Africa from Lesotho in search of work. He had been performing odd jobs as a cement mixer on building sites; but he wanted a job where he could grow and earn more. Bennet advised him to try his hand in the clay studio at Ardmore, which he did in 2012.
Moshe learned fast from his Sotho mentors, Thabo Mbele and Bennet Zondo, and his talent shone through.
In 2014, at the ‘Great Herds of Africa’ exhibition at Patrick Mavros in London, his Springbok candlesticks were bought by the famous opera singer, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
Moshe says: “Earning good money at Ardmore has changed my life.”
He dreams of one day being married and of owning his own home.
‘Monkeys and Maganolias’London
‘Just So Crocodiles and Other Curiosities’Johannesburg
‘Great Herds of Africa’London
‘Inspired by the Ocean’Hermanus
‘Birds of Africa’Johannesburg
‘Great Herds of Africa’Kenya
‘Birds of Africa’Zimbabwe
WMODA, Pascoe & Co.United States
Animal BotanicalCellars-Hohenot, Cape Town
‘Kalahari Cats’Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town
‘The Great ZambeziPatrick Mavros, London
'Celebrating the Year of the Monkey'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
'The Zambezi'Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town