Venassa Rangissee was born in 1959 and is the eldest in a family of eight children. His mother still lives in Mozambique but his father, also a stone carver, is in Zimbabwe. Venassa worked as a builder up until 1991. He was exposed to art when he built a house for an artist. Intrigued, Venasssa asked the artist to show him how he produced his work. This was when Venassa discovered his artistic talent and marked the beginning of his life as an artist. Venassa is married with six children.

Venassa Rangissee was born in 1959 and is the eldest in a family of eight children. His mother still lives in Mozambique but his father, also a stone carver, is in Zimbabwe. Venassa worked as a builder up until 1991. He was exposed to art when he built a house for an artist. Intrigued, Venasssa asked the artist to show him how he produced his work. This was when Venassa discovered his artistic talent and marked the beginning of his life as an artist. Venassa is married with six children.

Benjamin Mashaya. Benjamin was born in 1986 in a mountainous area of Zimbabwe called Nyanga. Benjamin was drawing by the time he was five years old, and by 16 he began to sculpt. Initially he worked as an apprentice to his brother and his early sculptures were displayed at Nyamhuka Art Gallery in Nyanga. Benjamin is now a full time artist and has exhibited his work all over the world including Germany, Holland, the United Kingdom and in the United States.

Benjamin Mashaya. Benjamin was born in 1986 in a mountainous area of Zimbabwe called Nyanga. Benjamin was drawing by the time he was five years old, and by 16 he began to sculpt. Initially he worked as an apprentice to his brother and his early sculptures were displayed at Nyamhuka Art Gallery in Nyanga. Benjamin is now a full time artist and has exhibited his work all over the world including Germany, Holland, the United Kingdom and in the United States.

Samuel and his wife Gladys have been working together as a team for over 12 years, he does the carving and she sands the sculptures. They produce the "Family of Three" and "Family of Four" sculptures. They have two daughters and live in the town of Mutare, Zimbabwe.

Samuel and his wife Gladys have been working together as a team for over 12 years, he does the carving and she sands the sculptures. They produce the "Family of Three" and "Family of Four" sculptures. They have two daughters and live in the town of Mutare, Zimbabwe.

Mangwere Thomas is the original artist for our tin ornaments and tin critters.  He taught this craft to his son, Daniel, and they have been been making art together for twenty years. Daniel is married with two children, and enjoys making a living through his craft. Daniel’s cousin, Joseph, is also involved in the family business.       The tin animals, critters and ornaments are made from recycled tin cans, using only snips, pliers, and hammers.

Mangwere Thomas is the original artist for our tin ornaments and tin critters. He taught this craft to his son, Daniel, and they have been been making art together for twenty years. Daniel is married with two children, and enjoys making a living through his craft. Daniel’s cousin, Joseph, is also involved in the family business. The tin animals, critters and ornaments are made from recycled tin cans, using only snips, pliers, and hammers.

Peter Tendenguwo was born in Murehwa in 1975. He completed his Primary and Secondary education and became interested in art after visiting his brothers in Harare, Zimbabwe. He now sculpts beautiful birds from stone, natural wood and in mixed media of deadwood and metal. His birds are inspired by the natural forms of the materials he uses. As an artist, Peter is very aware of the effects of environmental degradation and believes that using found wood and stone is an important part of his art.

Peter Tendenguwo was born in Murehwa in 1975. He completed his Primary and Secondary education and became interested in art after visiting his brothers in Harare, Zimbabwe. He now sculpts beautiful birds from stone, natural wood and in mixed media of deadwood and metal. His birds are inspired by the natural forms of the materials he uses. As an artist, Peter is very aware of the effects of environmental degradation and believes that using found wood and stone is an important part of his art.

Abson Sibanda - Mbare Artist. Abson comes from the Victoria Falls area and has been carving since he was 14 years old. He has been supporting himself with his art and is married with 3 children.

Abson Sibanda - Mbare Artist. Abson comes from the Victoria Falls area and has been carving since he was 14 years old. He has been supporting himself with his art and is married with 3 children.

Temba Nyagato. Born in 1986 in Nyanga Zimbabwe, during his childhood he worked with clay and enjoyed carving wood. In 2006 he moved to Harare where he learned to carve hard stone under the guidance of Tonderai Nyagato. His work is displayed at the Greendale Studio.

Temba Nyagato. Born in 1986 in Nyanga Zimbabwe, during his childhood he worked with clay and enjoyed carving wood. In 2006 he moved to Harare where he learned to carve hard stone under the guidance of Tonderai Nyagato. His work is displayed at the Greendale Studio.

Victor Mahwehwe was born in 1969 and has received a diploma in Art. He is currently working from Norton within a cooperative. He has been working as ...

Victor Mahwehwe was born in 1969 and has received a diploma in Art. He is currently working from Norton within a cooperative. He has been working as ...

Raina Mazwiembiri. Raina’s husband, George, began making seedpod birds  over twelve years ago to supplement their family income. Raina took over the enterprise and now makes  the birds with two of their daughters. They must travel seven hours each way to pick the seedpods, which they  use as the body of the birds. They then shape wire for the legs, use putty for the beaks, and hand paint each bird individually with bright colors. Raina and George have seven children and live in Ruwa…

Raina Mazwiembiri. Raina’s husband, George, began making seedpod birds over twelve years ago to supplement their family income. Raina took over the enterprise and now makes the birds with two of their daughters. They must travel seven hours each way to pick the seedpods, which they use as the body of the birds. They then shape wire for the legs, use putty for the beaks, and hand paint each bird individually with bright colors. Raina and George have seven children and live in Ruwa…

Pinterest
Search