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.
Sbusiso was born on the 15th of March, 1984. Sbusiso, the Zulu word for ‘Blessing’, is the son of Betty Ntshingila, one of Ardmore’s famous sculptors at Ardmore. After finishing grade 7 at Mountain View School, he was encouraged to join Ardmore in 2000 by Ardmore artist, Nhlanhla Nsudwane.
Says Fée Halsted: “Sibusiso is one of the most talented and creative sculptors Ardmore has seen. As a youngster he enjoyed coming to the Ardmore studio in the Berg, but his sporadic attendance indicated that he was not serious about his art. It gives me great joy to discover that our Betty is his mother and Sibusiso is back working in the clay room with us again. I now understand where his talent comes from.”
Sbusiso excels at reptilian and aquatic sculptures, imaginative teapots that always create interest at Ardmore’s major exhibitions and are snapped up by collectors.
‘Monkeys and Magnolias’London
‘Just So crocodiles and Other Curiosities’Johannesburg
Ed PascoeUnited States
‘Great Herds of Africa’Cape Town
‘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 Botanical’Cape Town
'Kalahari Cats'Cellars, Hohenort, Cape Town
'The Great Zambezi'Patrick Mavros, London
'The Year of the Monkey'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
'The Great Zambezi'Cellars, Hohenort, Cape Town
'Savuti Dance'Patrick Mavros, London
'o'kavango'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg