I’ve been working with Fred for the last 8 years after initially meeting him in a market in Kenya. He learnt brass-smithing from his father, it’s a skill that has been past down a few generations in his family and he now runs a successful business employing 8 people, including 2 of his brothers.
He creates all our designs by hand, often using traditional techniques of wax casting by making moulds from molasses, then heating brass in a simple clay furnace in the ground and pouring molten brass into the moulds. Fred is also incredibly talented at intricately cutting brass designs by hand - our favourite example of this skill is in our Acacia Earrings design.
Working with SOUL Design has really helped so many families put food on the table. I hope SOUL will continue to grow and leave a long-lasting kudos.