Nathalie Khayat was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1966. She lives and works between Beirut and Montreal and has been teaching ceramics in her Beirut Studio from the year 2000 to the present day. She studied Ceramics in Montreal at Centre de Ceramique Bonsecours (1994-1995) and at the Visual Art Center in 1993 and has exhibited her work between the Middle East, Europe and Canada.
Clay can provide some of the most penetrating insights into nature. With fire and glaze one can evoke explosive violence and leaden silences, wild collisions, rhythms and falls.
In nature, the negotiations between survival or collapse unfold a responsive, adaptable behavior.
The material failure of darkness into light ensues.
In clay there is acceptance, resistance, resilience: time and tension.
The pot embraces that memory