Before writing, please scroll down to see if your question is already answered in my FAQ. I receive an abundance of these requests and I regret that I cannot respond to them individually anymore. For any other inquiry I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Q. Will you be offering online Kufic calligraphy courses?
A. Yes, as of 2021 I am teaching one course on Zoom and a masterclass in Manuscript Kufic will be available in summer 2021; see Courses for more info. To be informed when a course is launched, you can visit this page and subscribe to Online Courses.
Q. Do you take art commissions?
A. Yes – please see my commission page, which also includes my terms and conditions.
Q. Can you write my name in Arabic / Can you design a tattoo/pendant/etc for me?
A. Yes, but there are two things you should know:
- My minimum charge is £200
- My work is with the Kufic scripts, so I cannot write it in Naskh, Thuluth, Diwani or any related script.
If you are satisfied with this, please proceed to my commission page.
Q. Can you correct my Kufic composition?
Unless you’re one of my students, no.
Q. Can you decipher/translate a Kufic inscription for me?
If it’s for a professional, paid project, yes. Otherwise, no.
Q. Can you come and hold a calligraphy workshop for pupils of so-and-so school?
A. I’m afraid I have no experience or inclination to work with children.
Q. What about a workshop for adults?
Possibly; do drop me a line with details. Just be aware that the shortest I can offer is a 2-hour taster, and that for workshops outside London my commuting time is billable.