Author Archives: Ayesha

NEW Illumination Courses 2019

I will be teaching two NEW Islamic Manuscript Illumination courses in February 2019. The first will be a 1-week intensive course from the 4th – 8th of February 2019. For full course details and bookings, please click here. The second … Continue reading

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Ijaza Hilye

My completed ijaza hilye (c) Ayesha Gamiet 2018 If you have been following my work for a while you’ll know that I received my apprenticeship (ijaza) in Islamic manuscript illumination earlier this year. As far as I’m aware, I am the … Continue reading

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A Royal Commission

I was asked to keep this project quiet until all was complete, but now I am very happy to share that I’ve been honoured to receive a very special commission from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. My work was presented … Continue reading

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Ijaza Ceremony, Istanbul

At my ijaza ceremony in Istanbul, with my teacher Ayten Tiryaki (centre left, in the bronze headscarf). Seated in front are renowned Master calligrapher, Hasan Çelebi (right, in the black beret), my teacher’s teacher Çiçek Derman (centre), and scholar of … Continue reading

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Cairo

Here are some photos from last month’s workshop at the Jameel House of Traditional Arts in Fustat, Cairo. I spent a week teaching students about biomorphic design in Islamic art (also known as islimi). The workshops were run by the … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Contemporary Arts Through Living Traditions

I have the pleasure of inviting you to ‘Contemporary Arts Through Living Traditions’, at the Prince’s Foundation, London. The exhibition features work of alumni and tutors from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Four of my paintings will be on … Continue reading

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Padshahnama Course and Visit to the Royal Collection, Windsor

I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching the following course with the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in February 2018: This course focuses on the shamsa, or sunburst motif, found in The Padshahnama, a manuscript depicting … Continue reading

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Bougainville

Bougainville (c) Ayesha Gamiet 2017 This was a fun commission I completed for a client at the end of last year – a Christmas present for the client’s Greek wife. He asked me to paint bougainville, as these flowers grow … Continue reading

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Interview with Scripts n’ Scribes Magazine

“I think the inspiration to follow this path has been fueled by a desire to be fulfilled creatively and spiritually. The practice of Islamic art combines these elements so completely, and in such beautiful ways, I’m sure I’ll always be … Continue reading

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New Course at the Yunus Emre Institute in London, October 2017

Tezhip workshop at the Yunus Emre Institute, London I’m looking forward to teaching this new course at the Yunus Emre Institute in London next month. Please see below for details: For centuries, Muslim artists have used gold, ink, and brightly … Continue reading

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