Works in progress…

Although I’m not getting much time to work on my own art these days, it doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped thinking about it. In fact, I’ve been thinking about my illumination work a lot recently. Emails from past and potential … Continue reading

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Hello, Mr President!

Two weeks ago, I had the honour of being asked to give a demonstration of my illumination work to the Turkish President and First Lady, who were on a state visit to the UK. The demonstration took place at Clarence … Continue reading

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Istanbul

About a month ago, I returned home from a 3-week research trip to Istanbul. Istanbul is a beautiful city and I love spending time there, so although I was working very hard, this visit was an absolute pleasure. I was … Continue reading

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Islamic manuscript illumination course at the PSTA

I will be teaching a new course in Islamic manuscript illumination at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. The course will run over 4 Saturdays from the 22nd of October – 12th November 2011, from 10am – 4.30pm. Enrolment … Continue reading

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More student’s work…

I would like to share a few pictures of my student’s work from the spring PSTA Islamic manuscript illumination course. As you can see from the image above, they are doing amazingly well! To read about the course content and … Continue reading

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Manuscript Illumination Presentation and Workshop at Oxford University.

I will be delivering this workshop along with two of my colleagues from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts at Christ Church College, Oxford on the 22nd of March 2011. All are welcome! I look forward to seeing you there!

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New Islamic Art Spring Course at the PSTA

For anybody who is interested in learning about Islamic art, I will be teaching a 4-day short course in Islamic Manuscript Illumination at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. We will cover geometric and arabesque design in Islamic art, … Continue reading

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Student’s Work from the PSTA Autumn 2010 Course in Islamic Manuscript Illumination

Student’s work from the Islamic manuscript illumination course at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Last Saturday marked the final session of a 4-day course that I taught in Islamic manuscript illumination at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Due to … Continue reading

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Salaam Arts Festival: Inspiring Women’s Talents

On the 20th of November 2010, I will be holding an exhibition, and giving a demonstration of my work at the New Art Gallery, Walsall. Come and take a look at my Islamic manuscript illuminations, and learn more about this … Continue reading

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Student’s Work from the PSTA Summer School 2010 Course in Islamic Manuscript Illumination

Dear blog readers, I would like to share some of my student’s fantastic work from the course that I taught last week: a one-week summer school workshop in Islamic manuscript illumination held at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in … Continue reading

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