Ardmore Ceramics Art Studio – Africa Travel Channel

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http://www.africa-24.com Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio, situated in the Champagne Valley of the KwaZulu Natal Drakensberg, is one of the heartwarming success stories in South African Arts and Crafts. Some 22 years ago, Fee Halsted-Berning began training Bonnie Ntshalintshali (in-chully-in-chaalie), the daughter of a farm labourer, in the delicate art of ceramics. This culminated in Ardmore becoming the largest ceramic art studio in South Africa today, with approximately 80 self-employed, aspiring artists, all of whom receive ongoing training, materials and equipment. With the gallery showcasing some eighty different artists works – each piece being a distinction of the expression of their imagination based on nature, Zulu folklore and tradition the variety on display is simply breathtaking.