Coming from a family of sculptors, including his mother’s uncle, Moses Mashaya, one of Zimbabwe’s great early sculptors, and his older brother, Passmore, who is also a well-renowned master sculptor, it is no wonder that Ambrose decided to take up carving. He and several other members of the Mashaya family who have been encouraged by Passmore’s success, can be found working alongside Passmore at his gallery in Harare.
Ambrose Mashaya's sculptures often reflect a common theme - the strong bond between his subjects and a sense of playfulness and interaction. Lovely movement, spectacular detail and a wonderful use of polished and unpolished stone are used to create outstanding works of art.
Ambrose's sculptures can be found in galleries and private collections around the world.