Originally from the Eastern Cape, Mpumi Xalabile now lives in Lower Crossroads with her husband and three children. A committed Christian, her main passion is gardening – she likes nothing better than to plant vegetables and see flowers grow from her efforts. She’s recently taken her love of working with her hands to the ceramics studio where, as a total beginner in stoneware, teacher Talia has branded her ‘a natural talent’. She’s currently learning how to make letters of the alphabet and herb garden markers in the shape of birds.