Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio

Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio, situated in the Champagne Valley of the kwazulu-Natal Drakensberg, is one of the heartwarming success stories in South African Arts and Crafts. Some 22 years ago, Fee Halsted-Berning began training Bonnie Ntshalintshali (in-chully-in-chaalie), the daughter of a farm labourer, in the delicate art of ceramics. This culminated in Ardmore becoming the largest ceramic art studio in South Africa today, with approximately 80 self-employed, aspiring artists, all of whom receive ongoing training, materials and equipment. With the gallery showcasing some eighty different artists works – each piece being a distinction of the expression of their imagination based on nature, Zulu folklore and tradition the variety on display is simply breathtaking.