Abdul Wakil is one of the most skilled potters working in Istalif today. Constantly experimenting with different glaze compositions, designs and shapes, Abdul Wakil approaches ceramics as both science and art. At the age of eight Abdul Wakil began working in his fathers workshop. But it wasn't until he was forty years old that Abdul Wakil enrolled at the Turquoise Mountain Institute, honing the skills learned throughout his career and taking the quality of his production to the next level. Today Abdul Wakil is involved in exporting high-end traditional ceramics to clients from North America to the Persian Gulf.