Ali trained as a set and costume designer, graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art and spent many rewarding and exhilarating times working in theatre, opera, ballet and television.
As a designer/maker she has turned her interest in the magic of the theatre, into working with precious metals. This has continually formed the thread of her design ideas.
Ali is inspired by the simplicity of shape and reflective light, creating encapsulated raw brushed and unpolished ‘vessel’ forms. With fleeting references to nature, each piece is spontaneous; sympathetically composed; characterised with a sensibility towards the drawn line and explores the ethereal qualities of the material used. The marriage of silver and fragile elements, accents of paper, feathers and knitted silver/gold wire strands, transform into unique sculptural pieces.
Born 1965, East Sussex
1988-90 Postgraduate Theatre Design, SLade School of Fine Art, London
1985-88 BTEC HND Theatre Design, Croydon College of Art
1984-85 Foundation 3D Design, Ravensbourne College
2013 Handmade in Britain, Chelsea, London
2012 Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Lesley Craze Gallery, London
2010-12 'Artwave' Art/Craft Lewes East Sussex
Naked Eye Gallery, Brighton
2011 Flint (Fashion & Interiors) Lewes, East Sussex
Gallery 100, Brighton
'Faces, Figures, Feet', Hop Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex
2006 Affordable Art Fair, London, (represented by Frances Isles Gallery)
'Intimate Journeys Too', Thebes Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex
2005 'Intimate Journeys', Thebes Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex
2004 Francis Isles Gallery, Rochester, Kent
2012 'Latest 7' magazine for Brighton & Hove, Naked Eye Gallery
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