Uzbekistan has several ceramic schools. Among them the School of Shahrisabz. Shahrisabz is a town 80 km south of Samarkand in the Province Kashkadarya.
Rustam Muzafarov is ceramic master in the 7th generation. Each Ceramic School has its own style. Shahrisabz ceramic attracts spectators with an orange basis colour which is reminding on sun and fire. All raw materials needed come from the area. The pottery products are worked according to the traditional methods.
Rustam Mustafarov got the Award of Excellence for Handicrafts by the World Craft Council (WCC) in 2014.
In 1999 the Muzafarov family opened their own home museum.
Rustam Muzararov has participated in several national and international exhibitions among them “Oimo” Kyrgyzstan, MSE capacity building in China, China Nantong Contemporary Festival, “Tashabbus” Uzbek exhibition, Lithuania Ceramic Conferences, British-council “Tree of Life” ceramic-seminar, “Ikat” Festival, “Japan-Sakura Day”.
His works can be found in the Museum of Applied Art in Tashkent and museums abroad in Moscow, Lithunia and Ukraine.