Zeba Imam is a ceramicist trained at Clay College, Stoke. She has been working on the Stoke Makes Plates project with the team for the 2021 British Ceramics Biennial festival.
Before coming to ceramics, Zeba taught Gender Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in India and has a PhD in Communication from Texas A&M University, USA. Due to her past experiences, she has a strong interest in making her ceramics practice socially engaged. As an Associate artist for BCB, she is getting involved with projects that make that possible.
Zeba makes from her studio located at ACAVA, Spode works. Her work is inspired by the marks of human activity that convey the universal human wish to connect and communicate. She makes wheel-thrown work layered with colour slips and oxides in various combinations of mark making and sgraffito. She intends to capture the layered, palimpsest like, quality of the human story.