Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio, South Africa

Sensational Ceramics – Aberystwyth Ceramics Touring

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Modelled by Layeki, painted by Zinhle Earthenware with coloured glazes, 2000 20 cm high

Ardmore studio was set up in 1980s to encourage untrained black women to become skilled in the art of making pottery. There are now more than forty artists including a number of men. The colour and detail of the designs draw on an African heritage combined with myths and stories from many sources. Like most of the Ardmore pottery this piece is made by two artists, Layeki who made the pot and Zinhle who decorated it. The extravagant decoration appeals to the eye while the modelled details such as the flowers or the fish on the flamboyant handles create a unique touch experience.

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Sensational Ceramics Introduction | Beverley Bell Hughes | Alan Sidney | Anna Noel | Christine Constant | Paul Scott | Sandy Brown | Deirdre Burnett | Peter Smith | Mary Rose Young | Emily Myers | Simon Carroll | Chieko Yorigame | Liz Quackenbush | Ardmore Ceramic Art Studio | Jolante Kvastye | Lillemor Petersson | Lippa Dalen | Musical instruments

For more information please contact Louise Chennell: loc@aber.ac.uk

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