We wish all customers and friends of the ELC Art & Craft Centre Rorke's Drift
A peaceful & creative 2014.

Please have a look at the range of fabrics, ceramics, interior design products & textile accessoires.

We follow our passion for Uniqueness & high quality
Innovation with an African spirit.

Textile Printing StudioCeramic tile Euriel Damann 2013Ceramic tile  | Victor Shabangu 2013

Our shop @ Rorke's Drift:

... visit our Shop at the historical battle field site in Rorke's Drift.
Opening hours
Mo - Fr 8 - 16
Sa, So 9 - 16
Closed on 25.,26.12.2013 and 01.01.2014.

Textile Printing StudioCeramicsCeramics and Patchwork table runnerCarpets and ceramicsCarpets at the shop
The passion

  Rorke's Drift is more than a famous battlefield - it's a unique and successful venture in cross-culture art and craft production.

The ELC Art and Craft Centre, or simply Rorke's Drift as it is best known, works under the umbrella of the Lutheran Church of South Africa (ELCSA) and is registered as a PBO (Public Benefit Organisation, PBO 930025276) and NPO (Non Profit Organisation 076-446NPO).

The Art & Craft Centre was established in 1962 by Swedish artists Ulla and Peder Gowenius, who were employed by the Church of Swedish Mission. A Fine Art School was included in the activities and during its 20 years of existence many students from all over of Southern Africa have attended of which many have won national and international acclaim.

Rorke's Drift has been the home of worlds famous artists like John Muafangejo, Azaria Mbatha, Bongi Dlomo, Pat Mautla and others and today we are proud to have such recognised artists and crafters like the weavers Philda Majozi, Emma Dammann, in the ceramic studio like Gordon Mbatha, Joel Sibisi, Elizabeth Mbatha.

Rorke's Drift is not only recognised for the very famous names of different artists and crafters.
Today advanced artists and crafters work in all studios, they share their ideas and work together on different art projects.
The artists and crafters look forward for a new generation which can continue with the tradition of the ELC Art & Craft Centre in Rorke's Drift.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us -
our Centre is located in a beautiful area in the middle of KwaZulu Natal next to the Anglo-Zulu-War battle field from 1879 and 45km near Dundee.

The centre with its studios, shop and guest houses is located on a farm which had been the largest Swedish mission station in Southern Africa until late 1950's.

Tel +27 34 6421 627
Fax +27 88 034 6421 627

Copyright all photographs: Christiane Voith

Sunny, Christiane Voith 2012Bookmarks for 2012 reading experienceLollypop, Christiane Voith 2012Cushion Striped summer 2012Tile | Victor Shabangu 2013Cushion 70x45 2012Tile  | Elizabeth Mbatha 2013
Rorke's Drift