Zed Ceramics

Zaida Variava
Brisbane, Queensland

Brisbane-based potter and silversmith, Zaida Variava of Zed Ceramics, makes wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramic pieces and unique handmade jewellery.

Her ceramic work is mostly made of earthy stoneware clays that speak to the natural origins of the materials and fired in a solar and battery-powered kiln. Zaida’s jewellery is made of recycled sterling silver and includes brass, copper, glass and handmade ceramic components.

“As an environmentalist, I’m hugely inspired by our spectacular living world and try to bring some of this beauty to my work.” Zaida Variava