Maker

Ghulam Hyder Daudpota

Ghulam Hyder was awarded a full Jameel scholarship to study at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (PSTA). In 2010, when he graduated with a Masters with Distinction, he was also awarded the Jerwood Art prize by HRH Prince of Wales.

For his final degree show project at PSTA, he constructed a fountain with geometric, cut Kashikari ceramic tiles, based on his studies of the Alhambra in Spain and in Fez, Morocco. He made Kashikari tile panels of the Jama Mosque in Nasarpur, Shrine Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, Pakistan. He is the Founder and Chairman of NITA Crafts Development Co-operative Society Nasarpur.

Each year, Ghulam Hyder also joins the PSTA team in Baku, Azerbaijan as a consultant teacher of traditional ceramic techniques at the Icherisheher Centre for Traditional Arts.

Belonging to a family of ceramic tile-makers Kashikar in Nasarpur, Ghulam Hyder is intent on making sure the craft of Kashikari tile-making thrives and is maintained to the highest standards.