Ghaz Ahmad is a Thai/Malaysian ceramicist based in London. He studied fashion initially at the Institute of Technology, Kuala Lumpur and later in the UK at the Central School of Fashion, London.
He then worked as a designer/stylist for various fashions houses ultimately becoming Head Designer and Partner.
After this he was as a freelance stylist in the advertising industry working with both fashion and food.
His main interests are food, colour and form and so a move to decorative and functional ceramics seemed inevitable. This came in early 2016 when he joined Hoxton studio, Turning Earth.
There Ghaz Ahmad is able to work on his own series of ceramics and gain feedback from other professionals.
We have chosen two ranges to exhibit:
Black Opium - Stoneware vessels, based on a traditional tea/rice bowl shape. The pieces are turned on the wheel, decorated with black slip, white glaze and then have a gold glaze applied. This is used because the nature of this glaze is that it produces the characteristic drips that Ghaz Ahmad wants to achieve more than other glazes. Some pieces then have a 23ct gold leaf spot applied.
Black Orchid - Porcelain pieces hand made on moulds, but then altered slightly so that no two pieces are identical. The resultant organic forms are then decorated with white and black glazes.
All pieces by Ghaz Ahmad are food safe.