The elegance and sensuality of the leopard is captured in this beautiful piece by Qiniso Mungwe and Jabu Nene.
Qiniso is known for his balance of elegant forms. Inspired by the ancient works of Egypt, he creates pieces that celebrate rhythm and the sensuality of form, which we can see in the Leopard tails, and the palm fan lip of the vase.
Jabu's natural flair for colour and intricate design is beautifully illustrated in this sophisticated piece. She uses the sculpted elements to create patterns, but also knows just when to contrast with a plain, white background.
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 moreView all pieces by Qiniso Mungwe
George Manyathela was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, in 1963, and trained at Mzilikazi Craft Centre. In 1986 after finishing his training, he began mass-producing pottery items. From there he moved to Harare, where he worked at Simba Pottery and latter at Terracotta Pots. He came to South ... read moreView all pieces by George Manyathela
Jabu Nene discovered her passion for art while at school. In 1991, when she was 15 years old, she was introduced to the colourful world of Ardmore Ceramic Art and its founder Fée Halsted. Her mentor was the renowned Ardmore painter, Punch Shabalala, who guided her ... read moreView all pieces by Jabu Nene