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Nicole and Imad Baalbaky

    Gemmayzeh, Beirut district

    Nicole Bersuder and Imad Baalbaki, a couple of ceramic potters, have been working together since the year 2000. Their workshop is located on Gouraud Street, Gemmayzeh, in an old building. Nicole mainly works the pottery wheel and researches various glazes. Imad, on the other hand, creates and shapes animals right out of his imagination. Together, they make plates, vases, and decorative or functional objects by using different techniques. Nicole and Imad, loyal to the Garden Show exhibition until 2014, decided to hold their first exposition at their atelier in Gemmayzeh in September 2018, and their second one in September 2019. In 2020, the economic and social crisis, along with Covid, delayed the annual exposition at the workshop. Then, the August 4th blast destroyed the atelier. “Thankfully, we were not present, and luckily the ovens were intact. We had to move everything in a hurry. The repair work has just slowly started, and we hope to reunite with our workshop in a few months.”