Our links to Africa where the sculptures are made are a very important part of our organisation. We work closely with the head sculptor, Moses, and his team of craftsmen and love to hear about their ideas for new designs. In the spring our general manager Bev and logistics manager Harry took a trip to Kenya to see the workshop for themselves and experience this fascinating part of the world.
“It was really exciting to plan our trip to Africa and see what sorts of things we could experience while we were there. We decided to take some new clothing and equipment as well as footballs and sweets for the children at the village school which is near to the workshop. Andrew is our main contact in Kenya and he had planned some activities for us during our stay, so we knew there would not be a dull moment!”
Travelling in Africa, particularly to some of the more remote locations is not without its problems due to the sheer number of vehicles and the time that it takes to get from one area to another, but our team were able to see some magnificent sights during their stay. One of the highlights was visiting the workshop and meeting Moses and his team and being able to see the sculptures being created. “It really brought home to us the skill of the team who make our pieces and the difficult conditions that they are working in, but they were really excited to see us and tell us all about what they do” commented Bev.
There was so much packed in to the week-long trip that we will be bringing a series of articles looking at different aspects of the experience and of course featuring some great photos of the African animals on which our sculptures are based.