Ayesha, who was born in Calcutta, India, and moved to Rochester, NY at age 15. After a thirteen-year career as a textile engineer, Ayesha finally gave in to her passion for metals and decided to dedicate herself to it full-time. In 1997, Ayesha joined the Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue a Masters in Metals.
Ayesha's initial interest was in traditional silversmithing, but soon turned the techniques of hammering and forming to more sculptural and abstract vessels made in copper, silver, and steel. The shapes that were created became her interpretation of the handprint that water leaves on our landscape as it traverses it. For water to do its work, it must always be moving. Movement and fluidity were key elements of these sculptures and remain so in her work today.