5 minutes with Lubna Chowdhary

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‘Five Minutes Only’ is the first in a series of quick fire rounds with influencers and leaders of disciplines in art and design. Today we welcome the ceramicist Lubna Chowdhary who creates tile-based artworks for interior and exterior spaces.


Where do you live?



How would you describe your home?

A collection of useful and useless old things.


Do you collect anything?

Unnecessary things that have had a previous life.


Where do you like to shop?

Wimbledon car boot sale.


What was the last item you purchased for your home?

Plates and bowls from a French flea market.


What would you like to buy for your home?

A housekeeper, a butler and two more wood burning stoves.


What would we never see you without?



What is your favourite song?

Isley Brothers- Harvest for the World


Who are your favourite designers?

Enzo Mari and Buckminster Fuller.


What are you reading?

Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph


Who is you favourite artist?

Thomas Hirschhorn.


Where would you like to visit?



Which restaurant do you recommend?

My favourite is Mildred’s vegetarian restaurant in Soho. Consistently great, they never let you down. I would like to go with Zaha Hadid.


What is the best piece of advice you have received?

An architect suggested I scale up my work


Who is the most inspirational person you have met?

Eduardo Paolozzi.


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Above: Norwood 3

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Above: Olivogelo, London


To find out more visit Lubna Chowdhary.

One Response to “5 minutes with Lubna Chowdhary”

  1. deborah martin-olette April 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    I had the privilege of meeting Lubna once and being allowed into her wonderful studio, a gentle world of the most beautiful colours. We share a passion for interesting finds and combinations but I wish I was even half as talented as she. Her work is lovely.