A true citizen of the world, I have spent much of my life on the move. I have lived in Pakistan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Toronto, London, Dubai and now call Bahrain home.
I am self-taught and have enjoyed the process of educating myself in ceramics by researching, reading and experimenting. I attended George Brown College in Toronto to study Jewellery Design. This has allowed me to incorporate metal smith techniques in my ceramic work as well as to create jewellery out of earthenware.
Hidden In Plain Sight
Building a mural, urn, vase or carving a sculpture is always a unique experience for me. I rarely have an exact final image in mind. I mostly let the endless possibilities of form, scale, texture and function that forever change with the mood of both creator and clay, determine my ultimate work of art. The majority of my pieces are hand-built as hand building gives me a sense of freedom.
After the first firing with clay getting converting to ceramic is when the painter in me comes alive. I often times feel that I am a painter who makes pottery. I try to use fun, playful and narrative images onto three dimensional clay canvases. The sculptural aspect of the forms I do opens up endless possibilities of creativity for me. The stories in my pieces are an expression of my visual stimuli and my fanciful imagination.