When I was four or five years old I got to play with clay for the first time in my life. Afterwards I decided I wanted to be able to do that for the rest of my life. Here's some photographic evidence of that day, that’s me and that's clay!
Two decades later I created Love on a Bike. A little studio+shop in the heart of Amman, Jordan. It opened in July 2007 and has been growing at a happy slow pace ever since. I make things all the time, and sometimes people buy them. I also paint murals every now and then.
Visit the products section of this site to get a better idea of the range of products available online and in the shop. You can shop online at www.society6.com/loveonabike where I’ve licensed some of my work to a company in the US to create a bunch of beautiful products featuring my designs. The best thing though is visiting the Amman shop in person where you get to meet all my plants and creations in person! There you have the option of customizing some items and commissioning a host of others in addition to being able to browse tons of handmade items ready to move to a new home.
Not only do I make everything, I also run the place all by myself. Starting January 2019 the love is shifting to become my private studio that I open up to the public a couple of weekends a month. Visit the Love Letters section to get more detailed info for the reasons behind this shift.
For the month of October opening hours will be posted on a weekly basis. The current workload is quite overwhelming and it’s hard to tell too far in advance what days work. So this week the shop will be open on Saturday, October 5th, 3-7 pm.
23 Thi Qar Street
The shop moved to a new location in 2016. The new place is located in Wadi Saqra. If using googlemaps enter the street name as "Dhi Qar" and if using the map app built into facebook the street is spelled "The Qar". I can’t discourage you enough though from using GPS to find the shop. The directions there are based on old road information, a little street that used to exist but no longer does still comes up and google will attempt to convince you to go that way, you will be confused and soon after angry. By the time you get to the shop you will be frustrated and angry at me, like I control google and satellites and the universe. I will feel unfairly attacked and will point out that I actually made this information available on here. For both of our sake, please follow the directions I outlined below. PLEASE!
Make your way down to Arar Street commonly known as Wadi Saqra street. You'll pass on your right The Winemaker, followed by Zara Centre, and finally Cairo Amman Bank. Take the right directly adjacent to Cairo Amman Bank, at the following T intersection take a left. Love on a Bike will be on your right, in building #23.
IT’S SO EASY TO FIND I PROMISE.
In 2013 I also set up an online shop via society6. They offer an amazing platform for artists and designers (from all over the world) allowing them to see their work produced on a wide variety of different products. They are continuously adding new products, most recently rugs and duvet covers! They handle production, customer service, and shipping. Items purchased online via society6 ship from the USA.
None of the society6 items are sold in-store in Amman. They are only sold online. I know many of you would like it if I just ordered a bunch of stuff and sold them directly, but I pay what you pay, so I can't afford to buy in bulk to then sell retail. I make 10% profit, that's it. The money is terrible, but they’re all items I can't produce locally and I love them, especially the pillows and totebags- I use them daily. So please make sure you read their FAQs before placing an order, society6 is a platform that I and other artists license our work to. All items ship from the US.
Get in touch!