MEET THE ARTISTS
ALL OF KAPOETA'S JEWELLERY AND CLOTHES ARE DESIGNED AND CURATED BY AMBICA AND HANDCRAFTED BY LOCAL ARTISANS FROM KENYA AND BALI.
Nyoman Sutiari is a young, talented seamstress who makes our clothes in Bali. She has trained as seamstress for over 10 years and is a mother of two.
Eunice Njeri brings beadwork to life. She began beading at a very young age and always strives to perfect the craft. Together we create intricate patterns and explore techniques inspired by the Samburu and Maasai tribes of Kenya.
Dekwar is a master wood and stone carver. He carves all our ethically sourced gemstones and modifies them to our designs. He can also bring our designs to life by creating 3D versions, hand carving them in wood or shell. After refining the designs we cast them in brass or silver.
Nyoman is a master goldsmith who works alongside her incredibly talented family of jewellers. When she is not making jewellery, she is taking care of the home and preparing flower offerings for ceremony.
Putu's skills lie in making beautiful metal and glass work in Ubud, which we use for displaying our jewellery. His designs feel ornamental, as they are accentuated by geometric shapes that are aesthetically pleasing! We absolutely love his work!
Komang Sutiari manages the team of seamstresses and oversees quality control at their workshop in Ubud, Bali She is incredibly kind andwilling to explore new ideas with us!
Ajay is a tailor and designer at heart. Based in Kenya, he prides himself on his attention to detail, always willing to explore new territory, research new techniques and perfect his skills. Never short of a joke or Bollywood song, his spirited nature is always appreciated!
Pasak the metalsmith! His skills range from working with brass, silver and gemstone setting. He handles the finishing touches after the casting process has been completed.
Ni Luh Martiningsih handles the beadwork in our linen collection. She works alongside Nyoman is based. in Ubud, As we like to explore new patterns and evolve ideas, Ni Luh has is a fast learner and willing
Bamburi is is Ajay’s assistant who handles all the smaller yet significant aspects of tailoring! He is dedicated and hardworking and always has a smile on his face!
Wayan is my Silversmithing teacher. I continue to the explore the art of silversmithing to learn new techniques and ideas to implement in my designs.
Chakra, is a retired silversmith who trained his son Leo, in the art of silversmithing. He mostly handles communication and oversees the design process with Leo. He is the most charismatic and kind man!
Moses is our most trusted delivery man. He keeps this well oiled machine going by whizzing around Nairobi's traffic making sure every client receives their orders and is a valued team member!
Leo is our master silversmith. Trained by his father Chakra and mother Nyoman, his skills represent generations of knowledge passed down, evident in the intricacy of his work. He is deeply dedicated to his, work, family and community.
We use recycled paper for our packaging through Vivd Generation Afrika Society, a community-based project in Nairobi who’s main objective is to offer life opportunities to street kids, vulnerable children & addicts through economic empowerment.
© 2018 Kapoeta by Ambica