A simply stunning piece by Ardmore Ceramic Art. Original piece, one off - not repeated. An early Wiseman piece from 2006..
Wiseman has consistently created masterworks for all our Ardmore exhibitions, locally and internationally. His pieces are highly prized collectables. Elephant Tureen with matching lid moulded by Sabelo and painted by Wiseman, 26th October 2006, 44cm high. Comes with'aaa' collection cerificate #10413 signed by Fée Halsted-Berning.
Lots of images taken with many more on a Wetransfer board, link below. Very few substantial quality Ardmore pieces on the open market or in galleries.. If looking at this you know they get snapped up very quickly. Additional notes were that the piece had some minor damage.. Awareness and Interest with collectors of Ardmore Ceramics has increased considerably since then.Will only send with shipper's that offer a pack/crate service considering such an intricate item + value. Can also drop off in/around London if prearranged. Any questions, let me know and will try to help out. Ardmore Ceramic Art was established in 1985 through a special collaboration between Fée Halsted and Bonnie Ntshalintshali.
From diverse backgrounds, they recognised in each other the true artistic skill to envision, create, produce and sell unique ceramic pieces. Their exuberant exotic style has been both locally and internationally recognised and Ardmore's pieces have found their home in numerous art collections around the world. The studio has stayed close to its KZN roots and has trained and developed local artists, changing their lives.
Ardmore's highly collectable pieces are born in 3 main studios, each full of people carefully creating their current masterpiece. Each piece is conceptualised by the team, brainstorming and sharing. Inspiration comes from African proverbs, photographs of creatures and sheer imagination! In the first studio, the artists carefully mould the structures with clay, adding all the embellishments. In the second, the details are added - tiny markings, patterns, textures and other fine details.
In the third, the pieces are painted - often using the wildest and brightest colours imaginable. This means that along the way, from conception to finished product, each piece passes between many hands, and thus each creation really is a team effort, The sense of comaraderie and love among the team is palpable - a combination of gentle, quiet, passionate creativity. You can feel this in each piece, brings joy to any room.
The item "ARDMORE CERAMICS Elephant Tureen with lid / art pottery / AFRICAN ART big pc" is in sale since Friday, May 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art". The seller is "streamlinear" and is located in Uxbridge. This item can be shipped worldwide.