HYDE AND CLAY
Tarek Sawires, Egyptian born percussionist, migrated to Australia in 1983. He pursued his musical career while majoring in ceramics and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts. During this time at the college he explored the idea of drums and sound and combined the art of playing music with hyde and clay to create unique instruments and sounds. Each drum is individually made, each having its own tone achieved simply by changing the shape and by using different types of skin. Tarek’s pottery is beautifully crafted with an earthy and raw finish. When not at the wheel Tarek performs at festivals, community and social events and runs drumming workshops and Egyptian tabla courses.