Author Archives: Ayesha

‘One Song’ – a Poem by Jalaluddin Rumi

“What is praised is one, so the praise is one too, many jugs being poured into a huge basin. All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. Sunlight looks slightly different on this wall … Continue reading

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Feature in Norwegian daily newspaper: Vårt Land

Many thanks to Heidi Marie Lindekleiv of Norwegian daily Vårt Land for this beautiful and insightful article on the revival of Islamic arts in Europe. Last month, Heidi interviewed Khaled Azzam from the The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, and myself. I … Continue reading

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Islamic Art Spring / Summer Saturday Courses in Windsor

I am very pleased to announce my new Islamic art courses for Spring / Summer 2017! As well as the popular courses on geometry and floral patterns in Islamic manuscript illumination, I have added a brand new course on Mughal patterns, where we … Continue reading

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Artist Feature on the Islamic Fashion and Design Council Website

Great news! I have just been featured on the Islamic Fashion and Design Council‘s website! The article discusses the inspiration and background to my art, as well as the influence of my travels and teaching. Click here to read the full … Continue reading

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Exhibition at the Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor, Berkshire

If you would like to take a closer look at my little ‘Dancing Princess’ please come and visit Prime Studios‘ first ever group show! Prime Studios is an initiative set up by The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture, providing affordable … Continue reading

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New Course in Ottoman Design and Illumination

If you would like to learn how to make an illuminated tile design like this, come join us on my Ottoman Design and Illumination Course with the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Dates: 13th-17th Feb 2017 Times: 10.30am-5.30pm Venue: Al … Continue reading

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Windsor Fringe Festival: Artists’ Open Studio, 24th-25th Sept 2016

Artists’ Open Studio Date and time: 24th-25th Sept 2016, 12pm-6pm Venue: Prime Studios, 1-6 Ward Royal Parade, Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HR This weekend, my studio will be opening its doors to the public for the very first time! … Continue reading

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Dome of the Rock / Al Aqsa Mosque

My most recent commission, completed last month. I loved exploring each intricate little pattern, interpreting the design into a miniature / illuminated painting. Very challenging at times, but definitely worth the effort. I loved combining my knowledge of manuscript illumination … Continue reading

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Hilye

For just over a year now, I have been working on my first illuminated hilye. A hilye is a traditional Ottoman calligraphic composition that includes Qur’anic verses and a description of the physical and moral characteristics of Prophet Muhammad (peace … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Islamic Art courses in London and Windsor

I am delighted to announce that I will be teaching the following courses over the coming weeks and months:

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