Kazuri Beads started in 1975 as a tiny workshop supporting single mothers, creating ceramic beads by hand into beautifully crafted jewelry.
They started with two Kenyan women and soon discovered that there were many other women in the villages around Nairobi, most of whom were single mothers, who were in great need of regular employment. Driven by the desire to provide such opportunities, Kazuri has grown and today we have a large workforce skilled in the making of handmade jewelry. They have further applied our knowledge of ceramics and the artistic flair that has made our necklaces so attractive, in the design and production of our own unique range of pottery-ware, which reflects the culture and wildlife of Kenya. Their range is extensive from individual collector pieces to dinnerware.