Each Ardmore ceramic piece is a collaborative process.
Some pieces begin with the thrower creating the shape on the wheel. Then the sculptor hand-forms the figurative elements in clay. Realistic animals and foliage take shape in skillful hands, before the finished piece is fired in the
kiln and allowed to cool. The piece is then given to the painter who skillfully paints it. Upon completion, the piece is fired in the kiln again. The next step is the glazing. Once glazed, the piece is fired a final time and ready for sale.
Southern Africa has a long history of conservation and of
its various peoples living mostly in harmony with nature and with the extraordinary diversity of its fauna and flora. It is an unforgettable experience for those who have been in the wild and have had a unique experience of Africa. Through their talent, Love Art decided to transmit such beauty and magic into clay and intricate paintings.
Love Art Ceramics was founded in July 2022 by the Nene family with the idea of supporting their multi-generational artistic family.
With a distinctive South African style of perceiving nature's colors and shapes, Senzo Duma differentiates himself by exacting realism in fauna and flora combined with the imaginative use of color palettes, and in some cases embellishing his work with metallic colors.