By Hamza Jamjoom
Art Talk with Hamza Jamjoom: Nora Al Mazrooa and Ceramics.
Name: Nora Ahmed Al Mazrooa
Field (Type of Art): Ceramics
Social Media Accounts: noraceramics
How did you begin?
I was very interested in arts ever since the early stages of my life. I took that interest a step forward when I majored in Islamic educational art during my BA. I was later appointed in that department as a teacher’s assistant; I then completed my MA in ceramics in the UK. I am currently working as a lecturer in the university and I’ve gained so much from teaching. Working alongside other artists in the same field in their studios is something that has majorly benefited my practice.
What’s the concept behind your art?
I often draw connections from within the multi-cultural world around me and from my experiences. Our society is a rich source of inspiration; therefore, I am often informed by it. This results in producing artworks that labor as a social commentary. I personally connect with Arabic calligraphy as a strong representation of my identity.
What are your plans or goals for the future?
On the academic level, pursuing a PhD in my field of specialization is something I am seriously considering. As for my studio/art practice, I have been wanting to create a studio space for ceramic enthusiasts, as I was surprised by the number of interested people I have been approached by. A ceramics space that would be accessible to people is something I am currently looking into with my ceramics partner.
How can people buy your art?
By contacting me through my email address: email@example.com