During her university years, Naira broadened her artistic range and further developed her oil and watercolor painting techniques by studying with leading Russian artists.
In 1995, Glendale Community College, California, bestowed its "Artist of the Year" award upon her. From then on, Naira has worked hard to continue dramatically improve her art, aided by the influence and critique of her husband Rafik, who studied fine arts and sculpture at the University in Austria.
As a guest artist and studio designer, Naira has taught numerous local workshops on throwing and underglaze painting techniques at schools, festivals, and ceramic studios.
Recently, Naira and Rafik have combined their talents to create ceramic tile wood tables, wall sculptures, and functional pottery, all inspired by nature's countless variations of shapes, colors, and plays of light. Their three young children, who happily make use of all of the varied materials and hands-on instructions available in mom and dad's studio, visit them throughout the day.
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