The Art Of Khairat Al- Saleh


Oriental lights: Ceramics Etchings Glass



The artist Khairat Al-saleh is a ceramist, glassmaker, printmaker and painter, whose art while reflecting her oriental Arab origins is also a celebration and fusion of West and East, past and present, history and geography. This web site showcases some of her original etchings (prints), glass castings, paintings and ceramics.






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*Poems by Khairat Al-Saleh

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Artist:Painter Printmaker Potter Glassmaker Poet writer


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Contact Information

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Please note that some of the artist's works are on display at Ayagallery In London:

Biographical Information

A short biography and a list of exhibitions are provided (see navigation bar above).


This website displays some handmade ceramics (bowls and plates), handcrafted etchings and other works of art. If you are interested in buying a work of art , please use our email address to contact us. Please use the navigation bar above to move to the rest of the pages.



Poems by Khairat Al-Saleh

In this section we shall publish some poems








Where did we dance the dance of dances?

Where did I dance wrapped in a cloud of star dust,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

The sun on my right, the moon on my left,

Mercury imparting visions of forms perfected,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Mars yielding the toned clamour of the clash of swords,

Jupiter communing omniscience, Saturn omnipotence?

Where did I dance measuredly revolving with the revolving spheres,†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

My eyes two galaxies, my hair threading the Milky Way†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

With Venus a crown and the Pleiades a circlet adorning the brow?

Where did I dance seeking the sphere of spheres

Within without, all embracing, all-encompassing,

The fountainhead, the matrix, the essence of all music?

And yet I danced, I danced with my right hand caressing the stars

My left hand touching to the earth, feeling the powerful tree trunks,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Harvesting the myriad hews of flowers?

Tell me in what lost garden did I fall into step

With the majestic foot-falls of the cosmic dancers

Treading lightly, vibrantly upon the floors of the universe,

Unseen, yet ten thousand times seen, unheard, yet eternally heard,

Unfelt, yet penetrating the marrow, reddening the blood, stringing the sinews††

Where did I dance, my beloved rising to meet me

Astride monumental shafts of cascading light,

Amidst the whirlpools of the cosmic wilds

And waste upon waste of star-studded universal meadows,

With meteorites and asteroids sliding off his hands

As his fingers plucked his strings, then paused to pluck them again.

Where did we dance, in what forgotten age

In which lost kingdom, in which hidden Eden, the moment

The music died, the moment the light went out

Irrevocably lost because irretrievable

Yet only retrieved beyond this time this life this our city of the world.





I know that in the spring of the year

I shall rise in the sap



I know that in the small reds of the anemones

I shall sink into the rising sun.




Please see also verbal Contributions on the navigation bar.


Forthcoming Exhibitions


In this section we shall announce forthcoming exhibitions of the artistís work.





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Last revised: January 2007†††††††††††††† Web site designed by Khairat Al-Saleh

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