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.
Mthulisi Ncube is a Matablele fom Zimbabwe, as is Fée Halsted.
He was introduced to Ardmore by school-mate, Mandla Ngwenya, and joined his friends in August 2013.
Mthulisi is a bright, well-mannered, talented young man. He completed high school in Bulawayo at Entumbane in 2000, and the following year attended Mzilikazi Art Centre.
In 2003 he worked at Nivek Africa as an artist, before heading south to seek his fortune.
He earned a living by selling his oil on canvases and in 2008 his paintings were exhibited in Utah with the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.
Mthulisi, with Mandla as his mentor and friend, has already found himself an important painting niche at Ardmore.
His first exhibition was the ‘Just So Crocodile and Other Curiosities’ exhibition at Charles Greig in Hyde Park, Johannesburg in October 2013, and from here on, his work is always exhibited at every major Ardmore show. His excellence and super-star talent makes his work stand out and always are the first to sell.
Fée Halsted was always sure Mthulisi would become one of Ardmore’s top artists as he gives a hundred percent to every work he paints.
In 2016 he travelled to Cape Town to represent Ardmore at the ‘Kalahari Cats’ exhibition.
‘Just So Crocodiles and Other Curiosities’Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
Creel and GowNew York, United States
'Safari Week'Patrick Mavros, London
Christmas ShowHarare, 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
Objects BiennaleSouthern Guild, New York, United States
‘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
'pangolin'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg