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Five years ago, a good friend of mine, Barbara Jackson and her colleague, Shirley Fintz–both renowned ceramic artists in Cape Town, South Africa–took a small step that created an amazing chain of events. They simply admired the beaded bracelets worn by Mataphelo Ngaka, an apprentice working in Barbara’s ceramic studio. Mataphelo told them that her mother had made them. Both Barbara and Shirley have a great passion for African art and they found the beadwork beautiful.