Ali has always drawn, designed and painted and loves the energy of random lines or marks, from a sketch, painting or just found. She enjoys how just a simple line or mark can completely change the feeling of a piece.
Her work is a collection of thrown, uncluttered porcelain forms. Ali throws and turns the pieces to a fine finish which, when left unglazed, gives the porcelain a paper-like, tactile quality. Ali uses stains, oxides and slips, splashing or sponging away areas and inlaying lines, aiming to create imperfect and unpredictable marks. Using a palette of strong but muted colours, Ali usually decorates work on the wheel to capture a feeling of movement and spontaneity.