New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Rainmaker Pottery /Ahmad Q. Gazal

Ahmad Q. Gazal has been making pottery and teaching pottery and ceramic arts, for over 25 years. 

He has taught pottery in schools, youth centers and in his studio. 

He has taught wheel throwing and hand building to nearly 500 children each summer for seven years at a New England International Camp.

His studio Rainmaker Pottery was open for 12 years in historical Northeast Georgia off route 441 known for legendary names in American pottery.

 He traveled to Mali, " Timbuktu",Dakar Senegal, Malaysia,  Pakistan , Arabia,  Gambia,  Iznik ,Turkey , Fez  and Safi Morocco with visits to ceramic centers in each country.

He  studied coiling and traditional pit firing techniques with  the master women potters in a village in Thidaye Senegal West Africa. 

Before departing West africa Ahmad  also initated and  facilitated building a small school project.  

 

Additional Links: 
Ceramic class with low vision to no vision
centering and raising the clay on the wheel
Montage of Ahmad Qadri ceramic works and travels

I Have Worked With

  • February 2018

    Did resdency and pottery demonstration with youth with no vision or low vision at  Futrue In Sight of New Hampshire. 

    This was two session.  One class with youth and the other with adults. 

    Focused on pinch potting and letting them follow my hands as i throw vases on the potters wheel.

  • November 2017

    In 2017 ahmad attened the Teaching Innovation and Creativty workshop in Littleton NH. Sponsotred by the New Hampshire State Council for the Arts.

     He held a ceramic techniques workshop for teachers.  Demonstrating ceramic handbuilding techniques and methods for children with and without disablities  //allevents.in/littleton/teaching-innovation-and-creativity/2156941107683989

  • June 2012 to June 2018

    Director of the full Ceramic and pottery program and internatioanl summer camp in Windsor New Hampshire.  Teaching wheel thorwing, Raku, pit firing  and creative hand builing to more than 400 children by summers end. 

     

     

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Ahmad
Job Title/Position: 
Ceramic teaching Artist and Professional Potter
Physical Address: 
Concord, NH 03301
Last Name: 
Q. Gazal
Phone: 
9293345348

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Year Founded: 
1998
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Artist Market
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Film Showings
Residency - Community
Residency - Other
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Kimbal Jenkins Art school
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities
In teaching ceramic arts, I adapt my teaching and project so that student can enjoy the medium and still educate them about symmetry.

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Certification Art Institute of Atlanta/ videography
Primitive pottery Senegal west africa
Arabic and calligraphy certificate Rabat Morocco
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000