Vera Tamari was born in Jerusalem in 1945. She received a B.A. in fine arts in 1966 from the Beirut College for Women (now the Lebanese American University) in Lebanon. Tamari completed her studies in ceramics at the Instituto Statale per la Ceramica in Florence, Italy in 1972. In 1984, she obtained an MFA degree in Islamic Art and Architecture from Oxford University. In 1975, she became the first artist to establish a ceramics studio in the West Bank. Tamari lectures at Birzeit University and works at her studio in Ramallah. She wrote many articles specialized in Islamic ceramics and the artistic movement in the Occupied Territories. She had several solo exhibitions.