Ashley Ware-Lane

Ashley and Mari Ware-Lane (Cape Town, South Africa)

Ashley and Mari first attended the #CTKiteFest in 2003. Ashley initially started making stunt kites because he couldn’t find the ones he wanted in South Africa. But he soon realised what he describes as the ‘wow factor’ of single lines. He then began creating his own. In 2012 Mari finished creating her first kite – a 3.5 metre frog single-line inflatable made from Bernhard Dingwerth’s plans.

Keen collectors, their collection includes stunt kites, single lines, wind-socks and inflatables, including a David Gomberg ‘Blue Meanie’ and a 7m Peter Lynne Red Teddy Bear. In 2013 they attended the Kenya Kite Festival and in 2016 were invited to attend the Weifang and Beijing International Kite Festivals in China, courtesy of the Department of Cultural and Sports of the Western Cape and Cape Mental Health.


Mari Ware-Lane