Cephas Mashaya, born in Nayanga in April 1981 in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. Cephas is a naturally born artist who started sculpting at an early age of six. Though he started sculpting as a hobby, he soon began to seriously apply himself and worked as an apprentice to Tinei Mashaya a well-respected artist in Zimbabwe and abroad. After high school he joined Nyamhuka Craft Centre in Nyanga where he excelled beyond expectations. This opened new windows of opportunities for him, and was called to join his brother’s studio, The Mash Home Gallery in Greendale Harare.
Cephas’ work portrays man´s affinity with nature, yet grounded in the realities of life. It is his hope and ambition to convey and expose the intricacies of not only the Shona culture and spiritual beliefs but those of much large and world embracing culture.
His Work has been exhibited in: Germany, USA, South Korea, Holland, England, South Africa, Italy, Canada, Columbia and Belgium.