Charles Manyaura was born in the Uzumbamaramba Pfungwe rural area. In 1983, he was first introduced to stone sculpture by renowned artist Lameck Bonjisi. Then, in 2001, he started his art career as an assistant artist to Bonjisi. He worked under Bonjisi for three years. By the year 2005, he had joined the workshop of Tafunga Bonjisi’s young brother, Lameck. After the death of Lameck Bonjisi, Charles moved to Tanyanyiwa Sakarombe’s workshop, where he continued to learn new artistic techniques and developed his distinct touch and direction.