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Monkeys, leopards, and an array of African wildlife, alongside abstract and geometric forms, all find their place within the creative universe of Ardmore Ceramics.

Giraffe Vase
Giraffe Vase
Giraffe Vase
Giraffe Vase
Giraffe Vase
Giraffe Vase
Giraffe Vase
Giraffe Vase
Giraffe Vase
Giraffe Vase
Giraffe Vase
Giraffe Vase

Giraffe Vase

$7,500.00
Introducing the Giraffe Vase by Ardmore Ceramics – a magnificent fusion of art and functionality. This large ceramic vase, hand-sculpted by the talented Victor Mtshali and meticulously hand-painted by Misiwe Hadebe Ntshalinsthali in South Africa, is a testament to the extraordinary craftsmanship of Ardmore Ceramics. Standing at an impressive 28 inches in height, this vase is a statement piece that adds a touch of African wildlife to your space. The sculpted elements are truly captivating – the graceful necks of giraffes cleverly transformed into handles on each side of the vase. Victor Mtshali's skillful sculpting brings to life the intricate details of giraffes, showcasing an adult and infant on either side of the vase. Misiwe Hadebe Ntshalinsthali's hand-painted touches add vibrancy and authenticity to this unique piece.
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Flamingo urn

$9,000.00
The Flamingo urn from Ardmore Ceramics, designed and hand-painted by George and Betty and sculpted by Betty Ntshingila, is a stunning piece that showcases the rich biodiversity and cultural heritage of Africa. Measuring 34 inches high, 14 inches long, and 12 inches wide, this ceramic urn features an intricate design that blends flora and fauna in a vivid display of artistry. Atop the dome-shaped lid, two sculpted flamingoes—one white and one pink—interlace their necks in a tender embrace, symbolizing unity and love, motifs often celebrated in African folklore and art. The main body of the urn is adorned with more sculpted flamingoes, depicted in various poses: some are bending down to feed, while others stand gracefully, gazing into the distance. This dynamic arrangement brings a sense of movement and life to the piece. The background of the urn is painted in a deep black, creating a striking contrast that makes the vibrant greens and whites of the painted plants stand out. This use of color not only enhances the visual impact of the urn but also reflects the lush and diverse landscapes found across Africa. The neck and bottom of the urn are embellished with traditional Zulu patterns, adding a cultural dimension that ties the piece to the heritage of the Zulu people. In African culture, flamingoes are often associated with grace, balance, and beauty, and their depiction on this urn highlights these qualities. The lush plant life surrounding the flamingoes emphasizes the interconnectedness of all living things, a central theme in many African philosophies. The use of traditional patterns and natural elements in this urn by Ardmore Ceramics celebrates both the artistic and ecological richness of Africa, making it a meaningful and beautiful work of art.
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Flamingo Urn
Flamingo Urn
Flamingo Urn
Flamingo Urn
Flamingo Urn
Flamingo Urn
Flamingo Urn
Flamingo Urn
Flamingo Urn
Flamingo Urn
Pangolin Circular Sculpture
Pangolin Circular Sculpture
Pangolin Circular Sculpture
Pangolin Circular Sculpture
Pangolin Circular Sculpture
Pangolin Circular Sculpture
Pangolin Circular Sculpture
Pangolin Circular Sculpture
Pangolin Circular Sculpture
Pangolin Circular Sculpture
Pangolin Circular Sculpture
Pangolin Circular Sculpture

Pangolin Circular Sculpture

$3,250.00
The Pangolin Circular Sculpture was designed by Ardmore Ceramics in South Africa. Elevate your home decor with this natural recreation.
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Leopard Monkey Vase

$5,500.00
Introducing the delightful Ceramic Monkey Vase, a unique creation by Moshe Sello, inspired by the lively monkeys of Ardmore farm. Hand-sculpted in South Africa, Moshe skillfully crafts the vase with playful monkeys marching around the rim, while a majestic leopard rests below, calling into the night. This large ceramic vase stands as a testament to Moshe Sello's artistic brilliance. The hand-painting, expertly done by renowned artist Jabu Nene, showcases her distinctive patterns. Each stroke brings the vase to life, making it a true masterpiece. Elevate your space with this South African treasure, where the charm of Ardmore farm's monkeys and the artistry of Moshe Sello and Jabu Nene converge into a stunning ceramic vase.
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Leopard Monkey Vase
Leopard Monkey Vase
Leopard Monkey Vase
Leopard Monkey Vase
Leopard Monkey Vase
Leopard Monkey Vase
Leopard Monkey Vase
Leopard Monkey Vase
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A Showcase of Ardmore's Timeless Elegance

Explore our curated selection and find the piece symbolize your discerning eye for art.

Curator-Selected Masterpiece: 

Handpicked by our curator, these piece epitomize the vibrant essence of Ardmore Ceramics

Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn
Monkey Urn

Monkey Urn

$18,500.00
Introducing the Ardmore Ceramics Hand-Painted Ceramic Urn, a stunning piece of art that seamlessly blends craftsmanship and creativity. This magnificent urn, standing at an impressive 40 inches high, is a testament to the collaborative talents of Ardmore Ceramics' artisans, with hand sculpting by Thabo Mbhele and exquisite hand painting by Wiseman Ndlovu. Thabo Mbhele's sculpting expertise brings this urn to life, featuring a captivating scene of a family of monkeys playfully navigating around dense foliage. The sculpted elements showcase the monkeys and the flowers of the dense foliage, with intricately detailed proteas adding a touch of South African flora to the composition. Wiseman Ndlovu's hand-painted masterpiece enhances the urn's beauty with vibrant colors and meticulous detailing. The monkeys and proteas come alive with a rich palette, capturing the essence of the South African wilderness. The dense foliage, adorned with protea blooms, creates a harmonious backdrop for the lively monkey family. Adding to the urn's charm, the lid features a heartwarming scene of a monkey couple cradling their baby—a symbol of family and unity. This thoughtful touch adds depth and emotion to the overall design, making the urn not just a decorative piece but a narrative of familial bonds. Whether displayed as a focal point in your living space or used as a unique and meaningful storage solution, the Ardmore Ceramics Hand-Painted Ceramic Urn is a true work of art that reflects the beauty of South African craftsmanship. Elevate your space with this extraordinary urn that tells a captivating story of nature, family, and artistry.
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The Artist: Thabo Mbhele


Thabo joined Ardmore’s studio in the ‘Berg before moving to the Caversham studio in 2009. “Thabo is beginning to blossom and develop confidence in his artistic ability after dwelling in the shadow of his mentor Bennet,” says Ardmore founder Fée Halsted. “He deserves to be recognised as one of our leading sculptors because he is always inventing new forms and creating fresh ideas for decorative collectables. Thabo has the incredible ability to model excellence at speed and is one of the most successful artists at Ardmore.” This prolific artist is amiable and very appreciative of the success, artistic freedom and the financial security he has attained through his creativity at Ardmore. His pieces often feature his favourite animal, the leopard, and his realistic rendering brings his animals to life. His magnificent urns, bowls and tureens hardly stay on the shelves in any gallery and find homes abroad and in major collections. In 2014 his sable teapot was selected for the Korean Biennale; and in 2015 he created pieces for the 30 year Masterworks collection. In 2016 Thabo excelled with work for the Great Zambezi exhibition in London.

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