Region:East of England

Technique:Cold work, Kiln work

Occupation:Artist, Educator

Discipline:Decorative, Design, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Education, Exhibition, Techniques

Product:Design/ Functional/ interiors, Sculptural, Table ware, Wall pieces

Country:United Kingdom


Hassina Khan

I specialise in kiln-formed glass, using both fusing and slumping techniques to create vessels and objects that enrich homes and spaces whilst inviting the viewer to think about the world differently. The starting point of my work is words: fragments of text or short poems which form the objects or are embedded within them. My current work concerns issues of identity, and explores my experiences of straddling different cultures and the challenges of navigating in-between-ness. The fragments of text are written using transliteration: English words in Urdu characters, a hybrid of languages which mimics my background.

I achieved an MA (Distinction) in Glass from the University of Sunderland in 2022 and my final work ‘Hybridity. Do not ask’ was acquired for the permanent collection at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Last year I was awarded a residency at the National Glass Centre by the Glass Society which resulted in ‘Past and Future’ and an Artist Development Bursary by Firstsite, East Anglia’s Contemporary Art Gallery to make a body of work around the word ‘enough’..

Hybridity. Do not ask

You are enough , Eric Orme / Place Photography

Hold and be held , Eric Orme/Place Photography

Lean in , David Williams

Past and Future , Eric Orme / Place Photography

More than enough , Eric Orme / Place Photography

Balancing bowl , Eric Orme / Place Photography