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Craft and Folk Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Group Show
ZULU FIRE: ARDMORE CERAMICS FROM SOUTH AFRICA
5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036


October 21st, 2007 - January 27th, 2008
 
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With a splash of color and a touch of humor, Ardmore ceramics are a contemporary expression of Zulu folklore that fuse African and Western artistic traditions. Produced at the Ardmore Ceramic Studio in the heart of the Champagne Valley of South Africa, these extravagant and charming ceramics are defined by the use of exuberant colors and African animal motifs: monkeys, giraffes, elephants and rhinos are found decorating delicately sculpted porcelain forms. This exhibit is curated by CCH Pounder, director of Pounder-Kone Art Space, and Malena Ruth, president of the African Millennium Foundation.

The Ardmore Ceramic Studio a community artistic enterprise that employs approximately 70 local women and men artisans, many of whom have been affected by HIV/AIDS. In the face of the growing AIDS pandemic, the Ardmore Ceramic Studio is an empowering force that provides training, a place to work, and a guaranteed market for individuals to support families, pay for medical treatments, and improve community well-being.

African Millennium Foundation (AMF) is a strategic non-profit and non-governmental organization committed to the social and economic empowerment of the people of Africa, especially women.  AMF seeks to target poverty at its very root by providing African women with the necessary tools for achieving self-sufficiency, through implementation of microcredit programs


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