Friday, 30th March 2012 | 7:00 pm
Join us at T2F for an evening of conversation with Sheherezade Alam as she traces the history of ceramic art in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s pioneer potter, Sheherezade Alam has lived, worked and exhibited in three continents. She will join us for the seventh session of Art Moments, to talk about the early days of the contemporary ceramic art movement in Pakistan and her memories of her teacher, Mian Salahuddin.
Sheherezade Alam studied at the National College of Arts, Lahore and completed her post graduate studies from the West Surrey College of Art and Design, UK. Her intimacy with clay, beginning in the early 70s, made her Pakistan’s first female studio potter and has seen her travel and work alongside some of the most acclaimed potters in Europe, Asia, USA and Canada. She pushes the boundaries of ceramics by transforming traditional forms with innovative glazing and building/throwing techniques. In 2000, Sheherezade established LAAL, an artists’ collective whose mission is to bring cultural and heritage education to young children.
“Clay chose me so that the earth could dance in my hands. I learned through this process, everything to learn that is important in life.”
Art Moments is a monthly event designed to discuss and discover important moments in Pakistan’s art history through talks and interviews. Curated by Niilofur Farrukh, Art Moments aims to contribute to the documentation of Pakistani art history through forgotten narratives.
Date: Friday, 30th March, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
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Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.