Zahed Tajeddin was born in Syria; he presently lives and works in London. He studied chemistry, fine arts and ceramics and in 2006 obtained a Masters Degree in Artefact Studies from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. Currently he is working on his PhD in the School of Media, Arts and Design at Westminster University.
Zahed has a special interest in history and ancient arts. His sculpture is influenced by ancient artefacts, archaeology and mythology. He works intuitively with clay, creating finely balanced ceramic figures, which he finishes with oxides and glazes, creating textures that are weathered and earthly in tone.
Zahed has organised and participated in many solo and group exhibitions. His work has been exhibited widely in the UK and abroad.
Zahed Tajeddin’s current PhD research project aims to explore the archaeological, ethnographical and practical evidence of an early vitreous material, namely Egyptian faience. The research endeavor is to examine the variety of the material chronologically and technically and experience some of the challenges that faced the ancient craftsmen. The artwork created in response to these investigations is informed both by the ancient artefacts themselves and by contemporary history and culture. It is hoped that the body of work created will inspire a renewed relationship with past cultures as well as creating an interesting contemporary response to an ancient craft. Zahed Tajeddin email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: ++44 7985419699