Nairobi - Creating Bead and Ceramic Beauty at Kazuri Workshop

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Creating Bead and Ceramic Beauty at Kazuri Workshop

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(22 reviews)
Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
45 mins

About the tour

Kazuri means 'small and beautiful' in Swahili. That perfectly describes what this group of talented women are creating at Kazuri bead and ceramic workshop. However, the women themselves are not small, they are strong, resilient, with big talents and big hearts! They are all single mothers from the low-income informal settlements around Nairobi. On this tour we will explore the entire process of creating these small and beautiful items, from processing the clay, moulding and firing the beads and ceramics, painting them, stringing them, and then selling them around the world, all so that Kenyan single mothers can provide for their families. You'll be led by your Nairobi Heygo guide, Claire, who will be accompanied by one of the women who creates these magnificent items in the workshops and can share all the expertise she has around this age-old art. If you want to order any items from Kazuri, or find out more about the workshop, please see this link: https://kazuri.com/

Meet Claire


Whilst Claire is half French and half English by heritage, she is fully Nairobian by choice, and has been in Kenya for long enough to feel right at home in the city. She has lived and worked in six countries, and has always found adventures wherever she's gone: exploring the artistic and off-limits catacombs in Paris, exploring Mexico's coastline in the back of a pick-up truck, chasing alligators in Tanzania, or sky running in Kenya. But what is the common theme behind everything she does? Talking, sharing, and learning something new, so join her on her Kenyan adventures.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Nairobi with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Nairobi. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Lorraine (Melbourne Oz) C.

24 September 2021

Difficult to see the apes through the wire

Merle R.

24 September 2021

How exciting to see these beautiful people creating clay beads and pottery. As a potter myself I love seeing other artists creating their work. Claire has such compassion and respect for these dine craftspeople and her banter with them shows how much they respect her.

Paul B.

24 September 2021

What a wonderful opportunity to see real art in the making, and the stunning, beautiful products on sale in the shop at the end of the tour. And Claire is the ideal guide to take us through it -- well-informed and full of humour and passion.

Angie💕😻UK ..

24 September 2021

It was lovely to be shown around such a creative centre, and Claire really took time to thoroughly show us the process of making the items there. I loved that she encouraged and praised everyone's work; comments like that really help people, and are really nice to hear. Thank you Claire. x

Ginette B.

24 September 2021

Good pace, good explanations. Claire was able to involve a local guide. Informative, caring, entertaining. Claire has got a great way of involving others, engaging and respectful. I will be looking out for Kazuri beads from now on.

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