A Safari for the Soul is a journey of the imagination through the wild and wonderful world of Ardmore Ceramic Art. Imagine yourself riding one of Ardmore’s exotic animals through the magnificent mountains and grassy savannas of South Africa to the thriving pottery studio in KwaZulu Natal.
The Ardmore studio was started thirty-five years ago by Fée Halsted, a talented ceramic artist who teaches local men and women how to make and decorate pottery. There are now around 80 sculptors and painters in the Ardmore studio making whimsical and uplifting works of art.
A giant smiling hippopotamus greets you as you enter the Ardmore gallery at WMODA and visitors can’t stop smiling in return. As well as hippos, the Ardmore exhibition includes many other African animals which burst out of luxuriant foliage to form vibrant vases, tureens, and bowls.
As well as being inspired by the unique work of the Ardmore artists, you can contemplate words of wisdom from Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, who famously said “I am the captain of my soul.”
Ardmore ceramic art is one of the most popular features at the WMODA Museum and it’s worth a visit just to see this exhibit.
A Safari for the Soul Ardmore Ceramic Art