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Sondelani Ntshalintshali

Sondelani was born in 1980 at Estcourt in KwaZulu-Natal, where he was educated.

He was introduced to Ardmore in the ‘Berg by his friend, sculptor, Nhlanhla Nsundwane, and joined the studio in 2001.

He moved with Ardmore founder Fée Halsted in 1996 when her family went to Springvale Farm in Rosetta and then moved again in 2004 when Fée relocated the studio to Caversham.

Under the mentorship of Fée, Nhlanhla Nsundwane and Petros Gumbi, Sondelani has learned the techniques of ceramic sculpture while developing his own style.

His artworks were very popular and included flower and animal platters, tureens and large animal candlesticks.

Hard-working, responsible and with a driving entrepreneurial focus, he developed a prolific artistic partnership with thrower, Sabelo Khoza. Together they were among Ardmore’s most successful artists.

In 2011, Sondelani’s Hunter’s Urn was selected to be shown at the Jabulisa – Best of KZN exhibition at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg, and is now part of the Tatham collection.

His Skeleton sculpture was chosen to travel to the Istanbul Biennale as part of the Ardmore AIDS Collection.

Sondelani left Ardmore in 2012.

Exhibitions

Awards


Korean Biennale (Merit award)

Exhibitions

2002


Charles GreigJohannesburg

2003


Christie’s exhibitionLondon

2004


Christie’s auctionLondon

City Arts CouncilScotland

‘Men of Ardmore’Johannesburg

2005


Private exhibitionLondon

Christipher GreigJohannesburg

2006


Private exhibitionLondon

2007


Christie’s auctionLondon

‘Cats of the World’Johannesburg

2008


‘The Wonderful World of Ardmore’Cape Town

2009


South Africa HouseLondon

‘Ardmore Positive’ exhibitionPietermaritzburg

2010


Pascoe & Co.United States

Anagama GalleryFrance

Travellers of Africa’Johannesburg

Amaridian GalleryUnited States

‘Travellers of Africa’Johannesburg


‘Ivory& Ebony’Cape Town

Johannesburg Art FaireJohannesburg

‘JabulisaPietermaritzburg

NAADA (National Antiques & Decorative Arts) FaireJohannesburg

‘Earth and Fire’United States

ARS 11Finland

Hallwyl MuseumSweden

Le Negreso HotelFrance

Istanbul BiennaleIstanbul

Eboka Spring CollectionPretoria

AnagamaFrance

Plumbago

2012


International Ceramic ShowUnited States

‘Ardmore Aviary’Cape Town

Les Ceramiques Zouloues ArdmoreFrance

‘Endangered Animals’ exhibitionLondon

An African CollectionAustralia

Naada Faire Antiques and CollectablesJohannesburg

Fabric and book launch: Ardmore, We Are Because of OthersHermanus

Fabric and book launch: Ardmore, We Are Because of OthersCape Town

Grand Carnival’, fabric and book launch:Johannesburg

ArdmoreLuxembourg

ArdmoreMauritius

ArdmoreFrance

ArdmoreGeneva

Patrick Mavros Christmas Safari WeekLondon

A Celebration of Zulu Life and ArtistryUnited States

Ardmore AustraliaAustralia