Joumana Sayegh is a Palestinian British ceramist born in Beirut. She took pottery classes in Beirut with Nuha al-Radi and later with Doroth Kazemi. She decided to specialize in ceramics at Middlesex Polytechnic in London, graduating in 1979.
She moved to Cyprus in 1981 and set up a studio in Nicosia where she lives and works, thus obtaining Cypriot citizenship.
Among the places she has visited that have most influenced her work are Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Petra, Tunisia, Andalusia, Persepolis, and most of all Yemen, following two trips there in the nineties.
She produces both smaller functional ware and larger wall panels with painted patterns reflective of Islamic, Ottoman, and Coptic art, Palestinian embroidery, and Cypriot Bronze-Age pottery.
Her current theme has been focusing on deconstructing Yemeni architecture, then reconstructing it in her pieces by using geometric patterns—simple shapes such as triangles and rectangles which are repeated, line after line, and row after row, while altering the sizes and heights in the different panels.
This geometric concentration has led to a shift away from wall panels to making some free-standing structures, remaining very architectural. The work is hand-built stoneware clay using various methods, mainly slab-building.
Sayegh has exhibited in Amman, Kuwait, Nicosia, London, and Beirut.
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