Ardmore Ceramics presents a new exhibition titled Voyages of Discovery
To mark the 60th birthday of South African ceramic art studio Ardmore’s founder Fee Halsted, she and the Ardmore Ceramics artists are getting set to take their fans on a fantastical journey with their exhibition, Voyages of Discovery. Be it by hot air balloon, mokoro (dugout canoe), bicycle, bakkie, bus or plane – or even on the back of a hippo or the wings of a butterfly – it promises to be an intrepid adventure.
Ardmore Ceramics celebrates Africa
Africa is often seen as one of the most romantic and desired destinations for those who love to travel. The landscape, rich in flora and fauna, is breathtaking and campfire tales are plentiful. Fee grew up listening to such stories. She imagined how explorers like David Livingstone crossed the wild and treacherous country to discover Victoria Falls and how Jan van Riebeeck sailed around the Horn of Africa to land on Cape shores.
Fee’s tapestry of life is rich and exotic, and Southern Africa has heightened her imagination. More importantly, working alongside Zulu, Sotho and Zimbabwean artists, who have their own stories to tell, has filled her soul with an even greater richness and understanding of this land.
View the exhibition from 16 to 18 February 2018 at The Cellars Hohenhort Hotel in Cape Town.
Explore the world of Ardmore and its African roots. Visit Ardmore for more information .