Aliyah Hussain is a visual artist and contemporary jewellery designer working predominantly with ceramics. By adapting and using techniques and processes typically found in traditional ceramics, she makes abstract, playful, sculptural work for the body with a focus on line, form and colour.
Informed by her visual arts practice, she views her jewellery as an expanded drawing practice as all pieces are made using coils as a starting point which lends flow and movement to the pieces.
Based at Islington Mill studios since 2010, Aliyah is a member of the Engine House collective, a multidisciplinary shared studio space. Aliyah set up her jewellery practice in 2016 and won a Crafts Council ‘One to watch’ award at the National Festival of Making 2017. Her work is stocked in galleries and independent boutiques nationally, including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Dulwich Picture House, Nottingham Contemporary and Kettles Yard.