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 recently achieved an MA (Distinction) in Glass from the University of Sunderland and during my studies I was awarded a Mike Davies Innovation Scholarship to explore the use of Nastaliq script (Urdu) within glass.

My final work ‘Hybridity. Do not ask’ was acquired for the permanent collection at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

My piece ‘Hold and he held’ was shortlisted for the Holt Festival 2022 Charlotte Fraser ceramics and glass prize.

Lean in , David Williams

Hybridity. Do not ask

Middle Ground , Eric Orme/Place Photography

Hold and be held , Eric Orme/Place Photography

Hybridity. Do not ask - detail , David Williams