How many times (as a child) did you hear "Quit monkeying around"?
Well, now we're telling you we think you should! The holidays are coming up fast and we can think of no better way to present your lovely holiday culinary creations than on our beautiful one-of-a-kind .
We guarantee this platter will be a conversation starter at your holiday table!
The artisans at Ardmore create extraordinary fine ceramics - from platters to teapots - butter dishes to candlesticks - and more.
Styled in an exuberant, exotic (even, may we say, whimsical style), the ceramics produced by this remarkable atelier are superb examples of design and craftsmanship.
Kenneth Nkosinathi Msomi is the thrower/sculptor of this remarkable piece. Nkosinathi means "God is with us". Kenneth Nkosinathi certainly shows a marked spirituality in the beautiful ceramics he produces in the Ardmore studios and particularly enjoys making trays and platters featuring African wildlife. Kenneth's works have been exhibited internationally and are collected worldwide.
The painter of this extraordinary platter is Mthulisi Ncube. Mthulisi trained at the Mzilikazi Art Centre and worked as an artist, selling his oil on canvas paintings. Mthulisi's work has exhibited at the "Just So Crocodile and Other Curiosity" in Hyde Park (Johannesburg) and at "Safari Week" at the prestigious Patrick Mavros gallery (London).
MADE BY HAND
Often inspired by wildlife, Ardmore Ceramics have been exhibited in leading galleries and collections around the world, including The Museum of Art & Design in New York and The Museum of Cultures in Basel (Switzerland).
Ardmore's modern art style breaks ceramic conventions, using techniques resulting from years of experimentation with materials and processes. The vibrant colours and enormous attention to detail are simply superb.
Learn more about Ardmore Ceramics and their talented artisans - watch this short video.
Let's learn about these colourful animals!
Mandrills are the largest of all monkeys. Shy and reclusive, they live only in the rain forests in equatorial Africa. Extremely colourful, they can easily be recognized by their red and blue facial skin and their brightly coloured bottoms! When mandrills get excited, their colours become brighter.
Mandrills eat fruit and roots, insects, reptiles and some amphibians. They can store food in their cheek pouches. Mandrills sleep in trees and live in troops headed by a dominant male. Often hunted as bushmeat, mandrills are sadly threatened at this time. Human contact and a spread of agriculture has shrunk their rain forest environment.
Please remember that Zawadee contributes 2% of the profit of all wildlife related species to charities supportive of endangered or vulnerable animals.
And now for a little comfort!
Find a product isn’t selling in your retail environment? You can swap it for product of equal value at any time within 6 months of order date. Hassle-free help to find the right products for your retail environment.
That's how we make our wholesale business stand out from the crowd!