Samim Nasimy

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Samim Nasimy comes from a family of distinguished engineers, and was the first of his family to receive training in traditional crafts. It was a decision which surprised his family at first. 'I wanted to use my hands' Samim explains, 'there is something immensely satisfying about taking a mound of raw clay, quartz and oxide, and transforming it into a beautiful object, using nothing unnatural, nothing mechanized, just pure artistry alone.' Having graduated in 2012 from the Turquoise Mountain Institute, Samim now works as a teacher while also helping to run the independent business, Afghan Traditional Pottery.