Critical Dialogue: Ibrahim Said

Born in the pottery hub of Cairo, Egypt, Ibrahim Said is a ceramicist whose carvings are inspired by intricate Islamic jug filter designs. Pulling from their functionality and delicacy, he hopes to preserve this historic art form through his innovative wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. Though he also incorporates the use of classic Egyptian aesthetics like strong lines and bold shapes, his personal style is overall light and temporal. 

Said has shown work in prestigious Middle East collections, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He has been recognized for his technical ability, creativity, and innovative contributions to ceramics thanks to his participation in workshops and demonstrations throughout the Middle East.  

The Critical Dialogue Series is hosted by Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University and is partially supported through Temple University's General Activity Fund. 

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