Dalia Saafan, a graphic designer and teacher, earned her Bachelor of Interior Design degree in 1993 in her native Egypt. She arrived in Canada in 1995 and continued to work as an art instructor, craft producer, and designer. After working with a local glass maker in 2005, her focus turned to glass. Dalia found glass to be a discipline that could blend all her creative strengths: painting, interior design, and warm glass. Combining elements of Bedouin culture and near eastern rural colours with the addition of plant-inspired motifs and Arabic or English calligraphy, Dalia’s style celebrates both her Egyptian roots and her new Canadian home.