Amal Al-Ismaili

Published: 05.01.2022


Amal Al-Ismaili is an Assistant Professor of Handicrafts. She teaches in the Department of Art Education in the College of Education at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Oman. She took her first degree from SQU and then completed her Master’s degree at Coventry University, specializing in jewellery making as a contemporary craft. She is completing her Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University in November 2019.  
Amal has conducted research into the meanings and functions that are inherent in the creation of traditional Omani jewellery, and she has extended those signifiers into the creation of contemporary artifacts, Her findings have been presented in a number of academic conference papers, and she has exhibited her work in Oman, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain. In 2019 she became the first Omani, and the first Arab, to win an Enjoia’t Award from the Fomento de las Artes y del Diseno in Barcelona.


My jewellery starts from memory, a place where I was born, where culture and social issues meet, where the ambition to investigate deeply by living with people, by collaborating, engaging, creating and developing all come together.

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Award giving  12 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019  Enjoia't Awards 2019 Winners.
Exhibition  27 Sep 2019 - 17 Nov 2019  Enjoia't Awards 2019 selected jewellers.

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Article:  Shaabook silver jewellery in Oman: A secret currency of adornment. Al-Ismaeli, AmalGarland Magazine:  2021