There have been many a tale about boats being upturned by animals on the Zambezi River. Sculptor, Bennet Zondo, and painter, Sthabiso Hadebe, as story tellers enjoyed creating this dramatic scene where a ferryman and his baboon passengers meet the perilous danger of a hippopotamus and crocodiles. This skilful piece could be seen as an African take on English Staffordshire figurines which also tell stories of their time.
Bennet Zondo was born in Lesotho. When he was old enough, he decided to go to neighbouring South Africa to seek a better life for himself, finding work as a gardener in the Champagne Valley area of KwaZulu-Natal. In 2002 he took a clay model of ... read moreView all pieces by Bennet Zondo
Sthabiso was born in 1986 at Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal. After finishing school, he found work as a gardener. His neighbours in the area, Ardmore sculptors, Petros Gumbi and Sabelo Khoza, introduced him to Ardmore Ceramic Art. He started working in the Ardmore sculpture studio in 2008, but, after ... read moreView all pieces by Sthabiso Hadebe