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.
Thabiso Mohlakoana was born on the 24th of January 1991 in Lesotho.
Thabiso’s brother, Thabo Mbele introduced him to the Ardmore family. He says that he would play with clay after watching his brother sculpt.
Thabiso came to Ardmore in 2015 and started sculpting small animals for eggcups and jewellery boxes.
Thabiso has found his niche at Ardmore, and is right up there, creating larger works with the top sculptors. Thabiso and Moshe Sello follow in the footsteps of fellow Sotho sculptors, Thabo Mbhele and Bennet Zondo.
'Kalahari Cats'Cellars, Hohenort, Cape Town
'The Great Zambezi'Patrick Mavros, London
'Celebrating 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