Erum Aamir is a ceramic artist based in Manchester where she creates intricate porcelain sculptures inspired by microscopic studies of plants. Originally a physicist and now a ceramicist, she has always wanted to smudge the division between art and science.
“Under a microscope, nature reveals its wonders differently to an artist than to a scientist. An artist can never stop their imaginations from entwining with observations, leading them astray into an unknown world full of peculiar things; things you would find in an enchanted land, far far away. These microscopic studies enable me to establish that nature is as beautiful inside as it is on the outside and incite me to create porcelain sculptures which are a fusion of the scientific realities and my own imaginative interpretations.”