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Bennet Zondo was born in Lesotho. When he was old enough, he decided to go to neighbouring South Africa to seek a better life for himself, finding work as a gardener in the Champagne Valley area of KwaZulu-Natal.
In 2002 he took a clay model of a cow giving birth to show Fée Halsted at the Ardmore studio. Like most young rural Zulu and Sotho boys he had learned to model with river clay while tending to his father’s goats and cattle, and the sun-baked figurines were his toys.
Fée immediately recognised his talent and he was quickly accepted into the Ardmore family, with his pieces included in the collections sent to the Christie’s Auction in 2003 and 2004 and again in 2007.