Sondelani was born in 1980 at Drycott (KZN). He started working as an artist at Ardmore Ceramic, where he developed his skills from 2001 to 2011. Sondelani has then worked at different places including Intu Art, Joe Gvoo and Inkosi Ceramics. Sondelani says he is working as an artist mostly to make a living and to be able to provide for his family. “Working as an artist means being a responsible father because it gives me money to support my children’’, says Sondelani.