Kazuri Handmade Ceramic Jewellery from Kenya

Kazuri's Fairtrade hand-painted ceramic jewellery is made in Kenya.

Every bead which makes up a necklace or bracelet is shaped by hand by one of the 300 local women employed by Kazuri.

1016_large20pcThe beads are then kiln fired once, glazed and fired again before being strung.

Founded by the late Lady Susan Wood, Kazuri is still located where she first started creating employment for struggling single mothers back in 1975.WFTO_Logo

The workshop is in Karen, named after Karen Blixen of 'Out Of Africa' fame, on part of the farm once owned by her. Karen, a beautiful area just a few miles outside Nairobi, lies under the Ngong Hills between Kenya's bustling capital and the spectacular Rift valley.

Kazuri means 'small and beautiful' in Swahili