Welcome to my portfolio. Here you’ll find a selection of my work. Explore my projects to learn more about what I do.
Design on Ready Made Ceramic
It was in 2001 that I became interested in working with and designing on crockery using the technique of mixed media. At that time my sister was studying and teaching Art in Iran, and she was preparing some art works for her exhibition. While I was helping her, I enjoyed this technique and continued practicing and selling my works.
In 2006 I decided that instead of working on ready made ceramics make my own Ceramic Mosaic for interior and exterior designs used in architecture. Two pieces for the coffee shop in Hotel Almass , Tonekabon, Iran : -The Old man: 1m x 80 cm -Chaykhane: 2m x1m And since then I have continued working on different projects both in teams and individually.
Western World & My Challenges
In Sep 2013, I landed as an immigrant in Halifax NS, Canada. At the time I couldn't speak English, I didn't know the culture (however, I found out a shot while later that Canada is a very multicultural place). Now what?How to find my art community? How to get in touch with like minded people, who could understand me? Where to get my art supplies from? And so on.. The only thing I knew was "TIME" and "Patience" are the answer to all my questions. I started working on a table in my kitchen and after a year I had my first exhibition at Swoon Fine Art Gallery, Bedford, NS, in 2014. I don't know really how it all went at the gallery because I did not show up for my own show!!! The reason; Just because I could not speak English and I felt shy ( In retrospect now I know that it was not a good reason, I should have had more self confidence). But I could sell two of my art works. - In 2015 I moved to Toronto and joined George Brown College in "English, Art and Science" program to improve my English and communication. - In 2016, I got into Laurentian University ( McEWEN school of Architecture)in Sudbury, Ont. - In 2017, I came back to Halifax because of my family and joined NSCAD University, College of Art And Design.
Figurative vessels were inspired by Mahmoud Farshchiyan's miniature paintings. I have always been amazed by his delicate paintings, and when I look at them, Khayyam's poems always come to mind. "This potter of fate makes his delicate pot so, and alas! from his hand to the ground it strays."
Existence; always a subject I had questions about. In Oct 2020 during the pandemic, hearing bad news regarding the death of many people because of the Covid 19, the subject of "Existence" became bold in my mind. Thinking of people leaving this world and the impact of missing body in the memory of their loved ones made me think of experimenting on a fabric and clothing with the casting slip. It started simple and flat and as time passed by I learned more about shapes, forms and the value of the space that a body once had occupied. I will write more about in my Blog.