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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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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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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