Welcome to Walker Bay Modern Art.
Ceramics and Decor in Store
Ardmore Ceramic Art is an internationally acclaimed ceramic studio, based in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. The unique and vibrant artworks have become a representative of South African art. At an auction in London dedicated to Ardmore; Christies defined it as “a modern day collectable”.
Ardmore provides tools and facilities as well as training and guidance to the local community of Zulu artists to create these amazing works. They are encouraged to pursue their own styles and mediums and through this, great diversity exists amongst the Ardmore works. From sculptors (who mould and shape the clay into brilliant shapes, figures and forms) to the painters (who paint animals and decorative designs), the artists come up with ceramic art that is incredibly unique and exquisite.
Ardmore was founded in1985 when Fée Halsted started teaching her first student, Bonnie Ntshalintshali, on the Ardmore farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg. Five years later, in 1990, Bonnie and Fée jointly won the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award and their work went on to be exhibited at the Venice Biennale. The studio now consists of over 70 artists whose work has been sold at Christies, Sotheby’s and Bonham’s in London and to collectors around the world.