Tamuka Jena

African Art Shona Sculpture - Tamuka Jena

Born in 1984, Tamuka grew up in Harare with both of his parents and four sisters.
He attended school at Prospect Primary in in the Harare suburb of Waterfalls and later attended Churchill Secondary for boys.
He became very interested in the art of Shona Sculpture when he was still very young. He often used to visit Chenjerai Chiripanyanga's workshop who was instrumental in Tamuka’s choice of art as a career.
Witness Bonjisi also inspired him and worked with Tamuka for a year.
Tamuka teamed up with Savheri Chirwa together they opened a workshop.
He sculpts figures, heads, flowers and birds.