Architecture and Ceramic art
Dr Katya Nosyreva is a visual artist, ceramicist and geometer. She works with porcelain clay and the visual and symbolic language of sacred geometry. Katya’s PhD research (Princes’ School of Traditional Arts, UK) was a studio-based project involving the design and making of an architectural space for a Sufi centre in Delhi, India, with a theoretical side exploring the nature of craft practice and spirituality in a contemporary context. Katya’s creative practice combines both theoretical and practical knowledge exploring the notions of proportion, perception, and imagination. Her exploration of the heritage of sacred Islamic architecture and written documents, such as manuals and scrolls on practical geometry, inform her studio work, where craftsmanship and philosophy of sacred geometry are brought together.