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Born in Baghdad in 1971, Delair Shaker started his
journey in an environment surrounded by art, culture, and creativity. At
home, Delair’s mentor was his father, Saad Shaker, a pioneer in ceramic
art in Iraq, who instilled in him the love of art and appreciation of
beauty in all forms. Since he was seven years old, Delair has spent most
of his time in his father’s ceramic studio where he developed a great
passion for clay. Thereafter, he pursued this passion and spent five
years at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad learning and exploring
more of the secrets of ceramic art. After his graduation in 1990, he
participated in several art exhibitions and received an award at the Al
Wasiti Art Festival held in Baghdad in 1992. Two years later, Delair
accepted the position as an art teacher at a renowned private school in
Jordan. Later, he became the head of the school’s art department where
he organized the annual art shows. During his years in Jordan, Delair
established his own ceramic studio where he experimented with the use of
different materials with clay, which resulted in the production of a
new form of ceramic art.
Delair was actively involved in the art movement in the region and
took part in many art exhibitions held in Jordan and other Arab
countries. He also designed and produced a number of ceramic murals and
carried out a project representing sea life at the Aqaba Resort in
Jordan in 2002. Presently, Delair resides in Phoenix, Arizona and is on
the threshold of a whole new art experience seeking originality,
vitality, and innovation.
For more information about Delair Shaker, please visit his web site: http://www.delairart.com/About.htm
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