About Me...

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I am a Deaf Iranian artist. My work explores the barriers I encounter in everyday life, being Deaf, female and a refugee. I communicate through my artworks, combining feminism and cultural politics. My aim is that my jewellery has a story. As both an artist and a narrator, I depict the wearer's character through the jewellery I make. The primary material that I use to create jewellery is human hair, though recently I have been exploring ceramic materials.

My international, cross cultural experiences have developed my interpersonal and critical skills as well as improving my level of understanding of contemporary Jewellery & Crafts.

After completing my MA in 2017, I became a political refugee as my work, ‘The Politics of Voice; The Tale of Tresses’ directly challenged the patriarchal society in Iran. I have now been granted permanent leave to remain in the UK.

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