2025 Festival Dates: 5 & 6 July

Art in Manufacturing: Infinite Hands, Nehal Aamir + Darwen Terracotta and Faience

Born in Pakistan and now living in Manchester, Nehal Aamir’s work represents her multicultural background and experiences as a Muslim woman. Holding a fascination for craft and its traditional techniques, Aamir’s interests lie in storytelling. Showcased through her tiles, her work illustrates the rituals and realities of contemporary urban life.


A contemporary ceramic tapestry, Infinite Hands recognises the dedication and skill of the workforce, whilst also taking inspiration from Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery’s collection and the first exhibition held in its Watercolour Gallery in the 1800s.

Artist Talk


Nehal Aamir in Conversation with Arnoldas Ritelis, Sculptor at Darwen Terracotta and Faience, Elena Jackson, National Festival of Making Director & Programme Curator of Art in Manufacturing, hosted by Jamie Holman, Artist and National Festival of Making Chair.

Saturday 6th July – Nehal Aamir – 2.15pm – Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery

Learn more about Art in Manufacturing Season 6

This work will be displayed at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery until 14 September.

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2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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