Moshe Sello

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

Naada FaireJohannesburg

‘Just So Crocodiles and Other Curiosities’Johannesburg

Safari WeekLondon

Christmas ShowZimbabwe


‘Great Herds of Africa’London

‘Inspired by the Ocean’Hermanus

‘Birds of Africa’Johannesburg

‘Great Herds of Africa’Kenya

‘Birds of Africa’Zimbabwe

Safari WeekLondon


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