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.
Moshe Sello, whose uncle is Bennet Zondo (one of Ardmore’s leading sculptors) was born in 1986 in Thabatseke in Lesotho. He attended Peka High School and completed Grade 12.
Moshe came to South Africa from Lesotho in search of employment.
He had been performing odd jobs as a cement mixer on building sites; but he wanted a job where he could grow and earn more. Bennet advised him to try his hand in the clay studio at Ardmore, which he did in 2012.
Moshe learned fast from his Sotho mentors, Thabo Mbele and Bennet, and his talent shone through.
In 2014, at the ‘Great Herds of Africa’ exhibition at Patrick Mavros in London, his Springbok candlesticks were bought by the famous opera singer, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
Today, Moshe has placed himself as one of Ardmore’s best artists. Moshe says: “Earning good money at Ardmore has changed my life.”
He dreams of one day being married and of owning his own home.
‘Monkeys and Magnolias’Patrick Mavros, London
NAADA (National Antiques & Decorative Arts) FaireJohannesburg
‘Just So Crocodiles and Other Curiosities’Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
'Safari Week'Patrick Mavros, London
Christmas ShowHarare, Zimbabwe
‘Great Herds of Africa’Patrick Mavros, London
‘Inspired by the Ocean’Fyn Arts, Hermanus, Western Cape
‘Birds of Africa’Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
‘Great Herds of Africa’Patrick Mavros, Nairobi, Kenya
‘Birds of Africa’Patrick Mavros, Harare, Zimbabwe
Safari WeekPatrick Mavros, London
WMODAPascoe & Co., Florida, United States
'Animal Botanical'Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town
‘Kalahari Cats’Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town
‘The Great Zambezi'Patrick Mavros, London
'Celebrating the Year of the Monkey'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
'The Great Zambezi'Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town
'Savuti Dance'Patrick Mavros, London
'o'kavango'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg