Updated: May 21
Ami Doshi Shah is a talented jeweller and applied artist from Nairobi Kenya.
Her design journey began at Birmingham School of Jewellery in the UK, where she was awarded the prestigious Goldsmith award for being the best design apprentice trainee in 2001. Soon after this, she went on a 12 year-long hiatus in which she pursued a career in marketing, but never lost her passion for jewellery design.
The year 2013 saw her triumphant return to the design industry with the creation of her label “I am I” which showcases her love for beauty and nature, but most importantly, Kenya. She then went on to win the African Designers of Tomorrow.
Fast-forward to 2019, and Ami is the first and only Kenyan artist/Jeweller to showcase her work at the London Fashion Week. Creating her unusual pieces from remnants of the Kenyan mining industry and other locally sourced materials, Ami Doshi Shah is living her best design life as a leading designer in the industry.