ARDMORE from AFRICA

We are because of others.

The hippo was made by Ardmore, a thriving artist collective in the picturesque Natal Midlands of South Africa. The studio was started in 1985 by Fée Halsted, a talented ceramic artist who teaches local men and women how to make and decorate pottery. As well as hippos, the Ardmore artists have created a menagerie of African animals which burst out of luxuriant foliage to form vibrant sculptures, vases, tureens and teapots. Each work of art is unique and a collaborative effort between individual throwers, sculptors and painters. The Ardmore community of artists work in the spirit of Ubuntu, meaning “we are because of others”.

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Photo of Fee and the Ardmore artists

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Fée Halsted