The Ardmore 2022 ceramic collection was launched over four days at Cellars Hohenort Hotel last week.
Ardmore was founded in KwaZulu-Natal by Fée Halsted in 1985 and has become an iconic ceramics and design brand worldwide.
The function last week also saw the launch of Ardmore’s Jabula wallpaper collection.
Ms Halsted said Ardmore’s creativity was put on hold due to the Covid 19 pandemic, but the break gave their 40 artists time to observe animals taking over in spaces where humans used to congregate.
“Animals that have taken on powerful significance at this time like the endangered pangolin, chameleons that adapt to change easily, crocodiles that represent the wisdom of ages in Africa. We allowed ourselves to play, depicting monkeys with masks and elephants using sanitiser.”
From vases and candlestick holders to urns and ornaments, there are almost 200 works in this new collection.