About Samar Mogharbel
I am an artist who works primarily in clay. I was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1958. Most of my youth and adulthood was under the bombs due to the consecutive wars from civil to external invasions. I earned a BS in business and computers where I met Dorothy Salhab Kazemi, the Pioneer ceramist in the Middle East. She was trained under Gutte Eriksen, the well-known Danish ceramist. I opened my studio in 1983 and started producing functional earthenware pots with a variety of glazes fired at cone 5 temperatures. Then I went to Godsmith's College in London where I completed my postgraduate degree in Ceramics. I had five personal exhibitions in Beirut, and many abroad, with five international symposiums and workshops. With a friend, Greta Naufal, I had an exhibition at the Millesgargen museum in Stockholm, Sweden. I am an adjunct professor of ceramics at Lebanese American University.