Sayegh Mona

Monday, 01 February 2016 by

Born in Ghana in 1957, Mona pursued her education in Lebanon, got a degree in Economics from AUB, then embarked on a professional career in banking. She had thus no artistic formation nor any apprenticeship in the manual crafts. But living with a calligrapher and art critic exposed her to many art forms, including ceramics.

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Hakkani Adnan

Monday, 14 July 2014 by

Born in Beirut in 1954, the painter and sculptor, Adnan Hakkani, graduated from the Institute of Art at the Lebanese University. He is a researcher and author of many studies on art education and national education programs. He participated in many training workshops in this respect. Since 1972, he took part in more than fifty

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Ajam Mahassen

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 by

Born in 1960 in Beirut, Mahassen holds masters’ degrees in architecture, urban planning and business administration. While living in Paris for ten years, she took sculpture courses, and since then pursued her artistic work in parallel with her professional practice. In 2013, she participated in a group exhibition and had her first solo exhibition in

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Mueller Samir

Saturday, 27 July 2013 by

1959- 2013 Born in Ain Zhalta Chouf, Mueller grew up in a family of pottery artisans, his Swiss-German grandfather and Lebanese father were potters. He studied ceramics at the Institut des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, France, and received training in ceramics and a diploma at the Lycée Technique Auguste Renoir in Paris with Jean Hury.  He

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Mogharbel Samar

Saturday, 27 July 2013 by

Born in Beirut in 1958, Samar Mogharbel studied ceramics at the Lebanese American University where she received a BS. She also did an apprenticeship at the Arlington Workshop in the United Kingdom, and started working in excavations and restoration of pottery. She received first prize at the Sursock Museum’s Salon d’Automne, held many individual exhibitions

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Assad-Salha Neville

Saturday, 27 July 2013 by

Neville Assad-Salha studied at the South Australian School of Art, then ran his own studio in Barossa Valley before pursuing a university career through Australia where he was head of department in several institutions. Neville currently shares his time between his role as a professor of Fine Arts at the American University of Beirut, and

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Abboud May C.

Saturday, 27 July 2013 by

Born in Haifa, May Abboud holds a Ph.D.  in mathematics and pursued a university career first in the United States, and then at the Lebanese American University in Beirut. At the George Washington University, she discovers ceramics and gets initiated to it. Slowly, along her career, she pursues her passion and attends art residencies in

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Melki Guitta

Saturday, 27 July 2013 by

Born in Lebanon, Guitta Melki earned several degrees in business, art, fibers and ceramics at four USA colleges. She came back to Lebanon and taught art in different schools and universities. At the Notre Dame University, she established the ceramic class. Upon going back to the States, she pursued her MFA in textile design from

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Kazemi Dorothy Salhab

Saturday, 27 July 2013 by

1942-1990 Born in Roumieh, Dorothy Salhab Kazemi studied art at the Lebanese American, then English literature at the American University of Beirut, where she received a BA. She attended school of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, Denmark, studying under the renowned European ceramist Gutte Erikson. She taught ceramics in Glasgow, and taught at the Lebanese

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