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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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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Incredible artwork from my students; future Islamic art courses in Windsor

A little update on the incredible work produced by my students over the summer in my Islamic art workshops. We held classes in Islamic manuscript illumination (or tezhib / tezhip, as it is known in Arabic and Turkish), geometry, and … Continue reading

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Islamic geometry and plaster carving workshop at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education

Last week, I was back at Cambridge University to deliver my second Islamic art workshop for the year. I had a full day to work with the wonderful trainee art teachers, so I decided to go into a little more … Continue reading

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Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak! Wishing you much peace and many wonderful blessings for the Holy Month.

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Teaching at Cambridge University

I recently delivered an Islamic art workshop to trainee art teachers on the PGCE course at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. I demonstrated a few simple techniques that these new art teachers could use to generate Islamic-inspired floral … Continue reading

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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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Teaching Resources: Islamic art

Please feel free to download and use some of the Islamic art teaching resources that I designed for my year 7 classes. Last term, my students designed and made their own Islamic art-inspired tiles (see my previous post for pictures). … 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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Pretty Patterns from Islamic Textiles: Part 2

Salwar Kameez illustration by Ayesha Gamiet 2010 Just a little sneaky peek at an illustration that I have been working on recently. I’m not sure whether or not it’s finished yet – I may add a few more details to … Continue reading

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