Crafthaus Member Heba Barazi receives 2016 Arrowmont / crafthaus Scholarship

This ring is part of the "Syria..told through rings" story. It is a collection of polymer clay and sterling silver rings inspired by poet Nizar Qabbani's verse "I am a ring jeweled by Damascus..."

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts proudly announce Crafthaus member Heba Barazi as the recipient of the 2016 Arrowmont/crafthaus Scholarship. She was chosen from a diverse and talented pool of crafthaus artists.

Bill May, Executive Director, and Nick deFord, Program Director, are thrilled to offer Heba the opportunity to attend Ana Lopez' workshop Finishing School: Textures from July 31 - August 6, 2016.

About Heba:

I am an American of Syrian descent. I have a deep rooted passion for art and craft that never left me through graduate school earning a Ph.D. in molecular biology, two decades of a scientific professional career as a researcher/academic and raising three children. When the dust settled, I just had to fulfill this passion by finally pursuing my craft. Three years ago I started teaching myself metalsmithing and polymer clay through online resources, workshops and books. I established a studio and focused on developing a body of work that represented my creative drive.

I created the "Syria...told through rings" story as a reaction to the disturbing conflicts that brought Syria to the forefront of our daily news, erasing its glorious legacy and imprinting it with images of war, destruction and savagery. The story is inspired by one of Syria's most famous poets, Nizar Qabbani who wrote "I am a ring jeweled by Damascus..." Each ring design in the story is in turn inspired by other poetry verses romanticizing the beauty and nature of the Syrian land. With this story, I am trying to remind people that Syria is not just war, it is a rich land of natural beauty and a people with a long history of literature and culture.

Heba currently resides in the United Arab Emirates. She will write about her return to the United States and her experience at Arrowmont on her crafthaus blog soon. Stay tuned for her start date.

Congratulations Heba!

More information about Arrowmont and their 2016 class schedule.

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