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! All courses below will be held at my studio in Windsor: Prime Studios, 1-6 Ward Royal Parade, Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HR. You can find … 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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‘The Art of Islamic Illumination: A Personal Reflection’ by Fareena Chanda of the Friday Collective

I was very moved reading this heartfelt and insightful article, reflecting upon the experience of learning a traditional Islamic craft. Fareena Chanda spent a week studying the art of tezhib / tezhip (Islamic manuscript illumination) at my studio in Windsor … Continue reading

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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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Ramadan Karim!

Wishing everyone a very blessed and peaceful Ramadan!

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A glimpse into my studio…

Last week, two of my students were discussing a website which features the studios / offices / workshops and desks of various creative people. I am always fascinated to see other artist’s studios and sketchbooks. It gives me a real … Continue reading

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EAT Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak everyone!!!  …Try not to give yourself a tummy ache  

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Ramadan Mubarak!

Wishing everyone an illuminated Ramadan, filled with love, peace and many blessings. Ramadan Karim! 

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