I am Monir, originally from Persia (Iran), where I worked in Mashhad’s Cultural Heritage organization for over six years alongside running pottery and ceramics groups.

When I moved to England in 2010, I trained to become a primary school teacher and started working in a school. But soon began to miss my passion of pottery so left the school to set up Beauty of Clay social enterprise and run workshops.

I believe working with clay can have a therapeutic effect with lots of amazing benefits. I'm hoping to provide exposure to, and understanding of, Persian design principles. And through this to encourage and teach people to develop a sensitivity and understanding of the medium, and express this in their own creations.