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 didn’t train as a ceramic artist, I actually did my degree in multimedia design. I have always however, enjoyed exploring new technologies and learning new skills. When I started to use clay I was genuinely fascinated by the process.
I love the outdoors and predominantly take my inspiration from nature, generally speaking though I am always interested in learning new information and take inspiration from places I visit, things I see and new techniques I learn. You never know what gets you thinking.
I always end up watching birds, they are so territorial and can be very unpleasant to each other yet very intelligent and beautiful.
All of my tile ideas start life as a sketch, I then spend a lot of time developing these sketches on my computer before creating a template. I press mould the template onto hand rolled tiles before firing in a kiln. I use glass to finish all my large tiles as I love the depth of colour and how the glass spreads as it heats up. The outcome is always random and could go wrong but it’s all part of the process, crossing your fingers and hoping the work comes out as you imagined.
As well as decorative tiles I delved into the world of jewellery, I have a range of glass and lace printed jewellery. When I first moved to Nottingham and started learning about the lace industry and I really wanted this to be part of my process.
Comments or questions are welcome.