Artcoco: Our history and the people behind Artcoco
Artcoco was first established in 1999 by Sarah Gavaghan, a qualified artist and formerly highly successful designer and manufacturer of fashion-world hats in New York. Sarah’s skills were augmented by her partner Nigel Spencer, whose artistic background and lifelong residence in Mombasa provided vital support. Through their enthusiasm, experimentation and refinement of techniques, a range of beautiful, high quality, unique products was borne.
Artcoco is now led by Craig Cleave, a local entrepreneur and artist whose creative energy, technical design skills and attention to detail sees a continuation of quality orientated product and an expansion of the product range.
Artcoco is an exciting and creative venture. The enthusiasm for the unusual, natural material worked with is apparent in every piece produced. A desire to expand into additional markets, particularly internationally, continues to provide income and opportunity for the craftspeople of the area.