202 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012
The story of Ardmore Ceramic Art studio in rural KwaZulu-Natal, established by Fée Halstead with Bonnie Nthshalintshali in 1985, and the more than fifty sculptors and painters who produce the handcrafted and highly detailed figurative works found in collections and museums worldwide.
Includes work by Bonnie Ntshalintshali, Josephine Ghesa, Wonderboy Nxumalo, Sabelo Khoza, Alex Sibanda, Siyabonga Mabaso, Virginia (Lindiwe) Xaba, Roux Gwala, Sondelani Ntshalintshali, Sabelo Khoza,and many others.
"Ardmore ceramics epitomise Africa: its spirit and soul, its colours, its aura and aromas, its fierce beauty. The artists at Ardmore perfectly combine the atavism and innocence of their roots with an unselfconscious whimsy and sophistication. The result is unique works of art that captivate and enchant while they enrich those fortunate enough to live with them." J.Brian Breis, collector, USA