The Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Center is the home of a unique experiment in tapestry weaving that has produced extraordinary works admired and collected by museums and galleries around the world. The life work of its founder Ramses Wissa Wassef (1911-1974) was dedicated to releasing the innate creativity of young Egyptian villagers freed from the constraints of a formal education.
Suzanne, the elder daughter of Ramses and Sophie, born in 1950 and attended the Lycee Français school in Cairo till the age of 18. She attended the institute of social studies for 3 years. Most of her childhood holidays were spent at the Art Center observing how the freedom given to young weavers by Ramses, resulted in building their self confidence that slowly allowed their creative power to come into action.
Suzanne is also a stoneware ceramic designer, a passion she inherited from her father. The hand made Pottery is fired once in a diesel kiln at temperature above 1250 C., using clays form Aswan and Sinai with Lead-Free glazes.