Welcome to the website of Farah Batool. You can keep up to date with new products on my Portfolio page as well as events and updates on my Events and Info page . I hope you enjoy what you see and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or feedback.
Ceramic tiles made using press moulds to create elegant and detailed decorative wall tiles.
Elegant and delicate lace print jewellery available as necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings.
Stylish and quirky modern bird brooch, pendent and bangles.
New cards coming soon.
Wirksworth Festival 9-10 September 2017 @ The Memorial Hall
I’m excited to be part of the Wirksworth festival this year. I will be at the memorial hall. It is an amazing buzzing weekend with lots of inspiring and exciting things to buy, see, eat, touch, taste, smell and take part in, definitely one to visit. The Memorial Hall, St John’s Street, Wirksworth DE4 4DS […]Read More
Melbourne Festival 17-18 September 2017 @ The Old School House
I will be at the lovely Melbourne Festival at The Old School House. A fantastic festival, amazing artwork by a lot of very talented folk, stunning houses and a lovely atmosphere. Well worth a visit. The Old School House, Penn Lane, DE73 8EQ Open from 10am – 5pm on 17-18 September 2017 http://melbournefestival.co.uk/Read More
Focus Gallery – Ceramic Tiles
I have a small selection of bird tiles and framed tiles at the Focus Gallery in Nottingham. I will soon be adding a selection of jewellery, so if you are passing by come and take a look. If you cant make it to a show its really a wonderful space full of everything Nottingham has […]Read More
December Bird 2015
All birds with a date stamp of December 2015 should be suitable for outdoor handing. Oh yeah? I hear you say… I’ve made a few minor changes to make this so: The ceramic has been fired at a higher temperature so it absorbs less water. Having done a soak test and the results are positive […]Read More
Social Media: Facebook & Twitter
Its even easier to follow me, why not like my page on Facebook or follow me on twitter I always update my website and Facebook at the same time, so if your an avid facebook user it makes life a little easier. You can find me on www.facebook.com/FarahBatoolArt or click on the button below to […]Read More
Keeping my products as green as possible, here are some interesting facts: I’ve recently invested in some glossy white cardboard boxes for my brooch. The cardboard box is made from 100% recycled card and the paper covering is made partly from recycled material, the remainder being from sustainable forests. Natural wood birds nest filler is created […]Read More
Items for sale
I have an Etsy shop and a direct shop through my website, both mainly sell a selection of jewellery. If you are interested in purchasing a tile please message me directly. I am working on getting my bird tiles and frames online to, as soon as I think of a safe way of posting large […]Read More
I studied multi-media design at university and work full time as an art teacher, for many years I didn’t really know what I wanted to do creatively but felt a nagging drive to make.
I love the out doors, being a keen walker, observing natural patterns and form, which lead into birds and the way feathers overlap and fold creating interesting shapes and along their backs. If you sit and watch them for long enough they have really interesting characters. This is something I wanted to capture in my artwork, through the forms I create. I initially started to create using wire, a format I have played with for a long time but didn’t really go anywhere with it, a couple of years ago I translated my ideas into clay and haven’t really looked back.
I predominantly create hand rolled ceramic tiles which are finished in glass. I choose to hand roll rather than slip cast as I enjoy the process of making and preparing a quality product. This is most definitely the part of the process that is most painstaking and satisfying for me. I finish all my bird designs in glass as the quality of the finish is more illuminating and vivid than glaze, it’s also more unpredictable and you never quite know how anything will turn out until the very end.
I have branched out into jewellery based on lace print, as lace print features on the back of my bird tiles. I also live in Nottingham so the lace industry is really relevant to what I do. I have developed glass and porcelain based jewellery in the form of bird brooch but want to take this further. I intend to keep developing my ideas which are really influenced by nature, I love being outdoors and walking in the peaks of Derbyshire so who knows what I’ll me making in a few years time.
Comments or questions are welcome.