Zahed Taj-Eddin born Aleppo, Syria 1969

Zahed has a special interest in history and ancient art. His sculpture is influenced by ancient artefacts, archaeology and mythology. He has worked on many archaeological digs in Syria and Egypt. One feels that having unearthed magical clay and glass objects from the sand and analysed their properties he is compelled to create forms of sublime simplicity and truth.

He works intuitively with clay, creating sculptural ceramic figures which he finishes with textures, and naturalistic patinas. Some have weathered surfaces, which he creates with oxides and the artful use of glazes.

Currently an artist in residence at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, Zahed has organised and participated in many solo and group exhibitions. His work has been exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, at venues that include The Victoria and Albert Museum.