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.
Pomotso Mafura was born on the 4th of October 1994 in Thaba Tseka in Lesotho. He has five brothers and three sisters.
Pomotso heard about Ardmore through his friend, Tebogo Ndlovu.
He joined the Winter School in June 2016 and enjoyed hearing Fee’s stories about how Ardmore started and learning how to paint and sculpt.
Inspired by Josephine Ghesa’s mythological figures, he has excelled at sculpting unusual ceramics for Ardmore.
A highlight of his career to-date was having his pieces on show, and sold, at Ardmore’s ‘Toggies and Taggies’ exhibition at the Ebony Gallery in Franschoek. Two of these ceramic sculptures were also purchased by the William Humphries Museum in Kimberley in 2017.
Fee Halsted says of Pomotoso: “He is a young artist with a real work ethic and an excitement for clay. I know he has a bright future as a sculptor.”
In 2017, Pomotso has placed himself amongst Ardmore’s very best artists, and his work has become highly collectable.
'Tokkies and Taggies'Ebony Gallery, Franschhoek, Western Cape
'Kalahari Cats'Cellars, Hohenort, Cape Town
'The Great Zambezi'Patrick Mavros, London
'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