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I grew up in West London, UK, surrounded by an array of fashion, music, art & culture. These influences and my passion to create led me to the art of kiln-formed glass. Having lived in the Middle East for a number of years, my artwork has a modern contemporary look comprising strong geometric lines which are reflected in Islamic patterns. Design is a very important aspect of Arabic culture, and exploring this using the medium of glass is both challenging and exciting.
I finished my degree in contemporary crafts at Manchester University in 2002 in which I specialized in metal and textiles. Glass became part of this work and is now the main part of what I create. Inspired by the colour,transparancy and fluidity, which is glass using the play of texture and light.
I grew up in the south west of England, but am currently living and working in London. I graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2006 with an MA in ceramics and Glass. Prior to this I have gained experience through working with glassmakers Sally Fawkes, Colin Reid and Richard Jackson, and currently work along side Bruno Romamelli in his studio in south London.