On Friday we visited Morija, a cultural town about 35 kilometres south of Lesotho. Anna Gervin, Patron of Lesotho Mountain Crafts, very kindly took us to meet Patrick Rorke who is an artist living and working in Morija. He is a painter and potter (using local clay) who is encouraging local artists and school children to make work, much of which we were able to see in his small gallery. He runs children's workshops and has started a great project getting them to write and illustrate their own books. He also has a good library of art books used for reference and as a starting point for workshops. Here I am with Patrick and Anna in the gallery which is actually the oldest standing building in Lesotho! If you're interested look up the website for Morija at www.morija.ca.ls

AuthorMorag Tweedie