Elephant Urn

This bold, and powerful Elephant urn was sculpted by Qiniso Mungwe and painted by Slindiwe Mchunu. With the launch of the Cole & Son, Ardmore Collection wallpaper this year, we decided to create works to compliment the exquisite papers. The paper, ‘Dancing Safari’ features Zinhle Nene’s original painted, dancing elephants. Here, we have a wonderful interpretation of dancing elies where Qiniso captures a rhythm and a swing in his sculpted, curled elephant trunks. The top of his tureen also captures a sense of a crescendo of his masterpiece! Zinhle Nene's niece, Slindiwe Mchunu has painted this urn with a golden richness that draws you in. The highly decorative patterns in the painted bands around the urn, as well as on the elephants, and the use of yellow, orange, black and red all help to create a bold and powerful piece. At Ardmore, we are constantly drawn to the whimsical, magical beauty of creation.

Height: 68cm / Width: 25cm / Depth/Length: 43cm

    • Qiniso Mungwe
    • Qiniso Mungwe
      - Sculptor

      Qiniso was born in December 1990 at Mpophomeni near Howick, and joined Ardmore in November 2010 as a sculptor. He says: “I like playing with clay, making different designs, especially trays, platters and square bowls. I like to create any animals that fit with the particular ... read more

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    • Lovemore Sithole
    • Lovemore Sithole
      - Thrower

      Lovemore Sithole was born in 1962 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. His early schooling was interrupted when he joined recruits to train as a freedom fighter during the Zimbabwean War of Independence. After the war, in 1982, he returned to Bulawayo and joined the Mzilikazi Arts and Craft ... read more

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    • Slindile Mchunu
    • Slindile Mchunu
      - Painter

      Slindiwe was born on the 20th of June 1992. She attended Mountain View Primary School, Meadowsweet Combined School, Hlabane High School and Innovatus FET College. Slindiwe came to Ardmore on the 15th of April, 2015. Her mother, Winnie Nene is a painter at Ardmore. Winnie is ... read more

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