At home in Soysambu…

These days Sally is more settled and although still travelling she spends a great deal of her time on a nature conservancy in the heart of Kenya’s Rift Valley. Inspired as always by her surroundings, her latest collections are derived from the wildlife she observes from her verandah or as she horse rides through the bush.  She occasionally spends time time at her home in Nairobi, where Out of Africa was filmed. 

The heat of the day finds her absorbed in her intimate workshop talking with beaders and silversmiths. She is more relaxed in her own style and is comfortable making more classical pieces with an historic feel.  Her favourite bespoke piece is a Tuareg cross in the shape of a compass.  She loves its meaning:  we can never lose each other because we hold the world in our hands .

"It never feels like work” she says. “Jewellery is a part of my life. A part of me”.