Created by Rainmaker Pottery Studio in Concord, New Hampshire
"Ahmad Ghazal is a self taught ceramist , artist and educator. He first fell in love with using his hands at six years old when his native American grandfather, a professional tailor give him a sewing lesson.
People often asked where he came up with the name "Rainmaker", he explains that it comes from his native American grandfather who he use to joke with when is was a boy, ' “A grandfather do a “raindance for me.”
Ahmad has been teaching pottery for over 20 years. He has travel to Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Turkey and Asian countries. In Turkey he visited the historic town of Iznik, renowned for its finely detailed ceramic art. In Senegal he worked with and learned coiling and primitive firing techniques from women potters in the village in Thidaye. In the city of Dakar he work on developing a collaboration with ceramist Professor Ndiaye in City of Dakar. His studio works with mentally challenged and hearing impaired youth."