I am originally from Azerbaijan and currently live close to the harbour and beaches of Sydney, Australia. Having quit my job as an Environmental Scientist, my decade-old hobby and passion for pottery have become my life: I’ve been teaching pottery and making my art full time for the last 5 years.
Azerbaijan lies in the heart of the ancient Silk Road, which connected East and West, and Sydney’s natural beauty provides inspiration of another kind. I am interested in exploring these two powerful influences on me, and seeing where they take my work.
I love working with porcelain, testing its limits and being tested by it. As my practice evolves, various surface decoration techniques, alterations of wheel-thrown pieces and botanical motifs all find their place in my work.