Persian Pattern

Explore the geometric genius of the Persian master-craftsmen. Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create a dazzling portfolio of geometric patterns from the Persian tradition.  ​ "A brilliant course so clearly and patiently taught. Such a lovely few days and plenty to work with after the course. Totally [...]

The Silver Ratio

The Silver Ratio, though less well know than it's shiny cousin, has similar mathematical properties and hence can be used to generate a highly flexible grid structure.​ After an introductory, contextual slide show exploring the proportional qualities of the Silver Ratio and their relevance to pattern design, we will construct [...]

Working on the collection of the ‘Eastern Museum’ at Kedleston Hall, Derby.

Read more about this new project to research and tell the stories of the collection of Islamic art at Kedleston Hall near Derby, UK, a project supported by The Barakat Trust. Image: A lacquered shield in the collection of Kedleston Hall.

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