Handmade Platters ‘Colours of Birds -Pink and Grey’ by Nour El Huda Awad
Handmade platters such as Colours of Birds are alluring pieces. The dominate pink has scatterings of grey like feathers, with hints of black and white to give depth and movement. Made with Opal bullseye glass, an opaline white underside gives more character.
Huda’s handmade platters draw interest and intrigue. The more one stares, the deeper the piece becomes. New colours and shades present themselves.
Handmade Platters Artist
Nour El Huda Awad has shared her love of glass art for over 30 years. Whilst Studying Fine Art Painting in Cheltenham, Huda spent alot of time in the library looking through books of Stained Glass. Her dream to create Rose Windows and Tiffany Lamps, as a result, having completed her degree, Huda pursued her interest in Architectural Stained Glass. In 2004, she gained a Masters Degree in Glass, from the University of Wales in Swansea.
Nour El Huda translates as, Light of Guidance, in Arabic, pertaining to light and colour. A name that is so true of Hudas work.
Inspired by nature, colour and the traditional patterns of Islamic art, Huda delights with her skill and precision. Formulating sacred geometry, Kufic (Ancient Arabic) lettering, intricate Islamic patterns and her own signature visualisation into a glass masterpiece. Moreover, Huda’s exceptional mastery in Stained Glass equipped her to fulfill a number of public commissions within Wales.
The most astonishing fact to learn about Huda is she does everything by hand, which requires a great deal of patience and dedication.
Huda’s vast range of skills are not confined to Stained Glass. An admirer of Harry Clark and Peter Layton. She delights in the ability to produce contemporary, abstract work, that draws upon her experience and her desire to explore all that is possible in glass. Huda’s love of colour enriches her work, enthusing an attractiveness to all.
Huda’s work can be found in private collections in France, USA, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.