Sbusiso Ndaba

Sbusiso, the Zulu word for ‘Blessing’, is the son of Betty Ntshingila, one of the top sculptors at Ardmore. He joined Ardmore in 2000.

Says Fée Halsted: “Sibusiso is one of the most talented 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.”

Subisiso excels at reptile sculptures and at the ‘Just So Crocodiles and Other Curiosities’ exhibition at Hyde Park in Johannesburg in 2013 his incredible Crocodile Dishes were snapped up by collectors in Johannesburg and the United States.

In 2014 his Knob Billed duck sculptures stole the show at the ‘Birds of Africa’ exhibition held at Charles Greig Jewellers in Sandton.






‘Monkeys and Magnolias’London

Naada FaireJohannesburg

‘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