Who are the jewellers at Ammo Designs?
If you are wondering who makes all our jewellery collections, then read here to find out all about the talented Cambodians designing and creating in our workshop!
Afoo is a new team member, and comes from background of wood making in Siem Reap province. He has been working closely with Ammo founder Madeline, to help design a brand new collection of jewellery based on the temples of Angkor, which will be revealed later on this year. Its all a bit hush-hush until we figure out all the technical aspects of each piece, but problem solving is Afoo’s speciality – along with guiding our younger apprentices, and keeping our spirits up on rainy days!
Nary is a hard worker, and a very patient maker. She is often the translator for all of our discussions,
which isnt easy when we dont know yet what we are trying to make!
Nary learnt her English skills from living at Green Gecko organisation, and with such a positive personality, she has become a fantastic sales staff at our Made in Cambodia market stall too!
Say hello to Sokhim, if you are lucky enough to catch him! He can only join the ammo team once a week for 2 hours because hes still studying hard at high school.
Currently living with Green Gecko Organisation, hes also a skilled Bokator fighter, and a champion for persons
Sokhim likes to stamp patterns on our recycled bullet casings,and hes quite adventurous with difficult designs, even if he has to come back for one month to complete them!
“Amazing!” Thats one of Kenhs most used words when we show him a new idea. Every week, he designs the most complicated pieces of jewellery, (maybe its thanks to his autism), and usually its a design that none of us have ever made before!
Then its our turn to be amazed!
Kenh is 17 years old, from Chan Sor Village, Siem Reap, has been an apprentice with us since February, 2016 and previously lived at Kampuchea House Orphanage.
Nimol is our newsest apprentice, and 21 years old. She is currently mastering the ammo collections,
so creating her own pieces was a daunting task to begin with. It hasnt taken long for her own style to
shine through, and we love her feminine designs!
Nimol was recommended to us from a local pagoda, where she was studying and trying to find ways to support her family.
This is Philit. He is what we call our master jeweller, he is in charge of teaching all our new apprentices, and kind of the big brother for everyone at Ammo.
Working with us for nearly three years, hes become both a talented jeweller, and a real team-player. Unlike the rest of us who scratch our head for hours. Philit just sits quietly thinking, and then before we can
blink, hes created a totally original piece of jewellery. We hope you’ll love his modern Cambodian designs!
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