|Ward 2 Sonani Reserve, Eshowe, 3815|
Thembile Nala was born in the Nkandla district in 1973.
She started producing small guinea fowl in clay when she was 12 years old and soon after that, her mother taught her to make ceramic Zulu beer pots which she sold at the Vukani Museum in Eshowe.
At a young age, she developed her own style by using the traditional amansumpa warts in a variety of ways, changing their scale and arrangement. She depicts a preference for including low sculptural reliefs on the surface of her potsoften depict symbolic concepts based on the challenges facing HIV/AIDS orphans, the 10-year anniversary of South African democracy and Zulu reed ceremonies.
Thembile has passed her skill onto numerous individuals in the community and is committed to preserving the heritage of traditional Zulu ceramics. In 1998 she won the Silver Award at the FNB Vita Crafts Exhibition.
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