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, I have a masterclass in Manuscript Kufic on Domestika and occasionally have live zoom courses; see Courses for more info. To be informed when a course is launched, you can subscribe to my monthly newsletter.
Q. Do you take art commissions?
A. Yes – please see my commission page, which also includes my terms and conditions.
Q. Is it possible to visit the studio / see pieces in person?
A. Absolutely! Please get in touch and we’ll agree on a convenient date. If there are specific pieces you’d like to see, let me know which ahead of your visit so I can unpack them for you (I keep a lot of the work under wraps to protect it).
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.