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Ardmore Studio

The Ceramic artists studio, Ardmore Ceramic Art, was founded by Fée Halsted and the artist Bonnie Ntshalintshali in Natal, South Africa, in 1985.


Fée and Bonnie developed a specific way of working, taking inspiration from the Dutch ceramic tradition which they twisted with inventions of their own, liberating themselves from the past constraints of ceramic making with the free use of glue and of precise and expressive hand-painting.


Works by Ardmore artists have recently attracted the attention of leading Museums around the world, including the Museum of Art and Design in New York, recognising the unique expression in ceramic making that the Studio has brought in the field.


Ardmore artworks feature in leading galleries and collections, including the Museum of Art & Design in New York, the Museum of Cultures in Basel, Switzerland, and the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The acclaimed auction house Christie's has acknowledged Ardmore artworks as "modern day collectibles".


American Folk Art Museum, New York 

Ford Foundation, New York 

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts, Florida 

Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland 

WMODA Museum, Florida 

Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa 


Corona del Mar Young Artist Award, 1987

Corobrik National Ceramic Arts Award, 1988

Standard Bank Young Artist Award, 1990

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