Matin Malikzada 9" Multicolor Bowl, Blue/Turquoise
9" d x 3.5" h
9" d x 3.5" h
Malikzada Pottery is informed and inspired by the ancient techniques handed down through the centuries and now expertly and lovingly realized by seventh-generation Afghan master potter, Matin Malikzada, a humanitarian refugee recently resettled in the US. This work is functional as well as decorative, simple yet elegant, and glazed in hues that reflect the earth's rich, natural palette.
Each piece, hand-crafted and signed by the artist, is unique with no two exactly the same.
This pottery is food, water, dishwasher and microwave safe.
Limited quantities available.
Matin Malikzada is internationally recognized for his technical skill and elegant designs. In Kabul, Matin served as head of the Ceramics department at the Turquoise Mountain Institute, an NGO founded by King Charles III, where in his youth he studied and honed the skills inherited from his father. Upon graduating, he was hired as a Master of Ceramics, and ultimately rose to lead the department. Matin revitalized a nearly lost art of symmetrical design and turquoise glaze derived from natural pigments unique to Istalifi pottery and has trained over one hundred artisans in these ancient techniques.
As a practicing artist for nearly twenty years, Matin has exhibited his work and demonstrated his skill to heads of state, dignitaries, artists, educators, as well as museum- and gallery-goers around the world.