Bio

I feel very fortunate to be drawn to the world of silversmithing. For me, to be a Judaica designer in Israel is the most natural career path I could have chosen.

I have always been fascinated by the customs and traditions connected to Jewish ceremonial objects. I am constantly moved as I add my own modern, creative interpretations to symbols that are long imbued with rich historical meaning. As I work with silver and other metals, I draw on both old and new methods and highly disciplined process, meshing them with my own emotions and internal world.

My original interpretations merge contemporary ceremonial pieces with the ageless traditions of their use. These pieces become essential elements in the lives of the families who treasure them. They are touched, admired, loved and ultimately handed on to future generations, ensuring that the customs which bind us together persist and remain central in Jewish lives.

 

STUDIES


1989-1991  M.A. Royal College of Art, London – Metalwork and Jewelry Department
1985-1989  B.F.A (with Honors) Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem – Gold and Silversmith Department

 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


1992-1994  Lecturer, Gold and Silversmith Department, Bezalel Academy
1998-1999  Lecturer, Gold and Silversmith Department, Bezalel Academy
1993-1996  Lecturer, Wizo Canada College of Design, Haifa
1992-2004  Designer Israel Government Coins and Medals Company
1987  Work with Master Silversmith D.H. Gumbell, Jerusalem
1993-Present  Private studio in Jerusalem
2013  Member, Board of Governors, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.

PRIZES AND AWARDS

 

2009 The Alix de Rothschild Prize for Judaica
2002 Finalist – “Mezuzah” – Spertus Judaica Prize, Chicago
1990 The British Council Fellowship Award for Studies at the Royal College of Art
1989 The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship
1989 Rothschild Prize for Enamelwork
1989 Myzler Prize for Excellent Design
1989 Romi Shapira Prize for Judaica
1989 Outstanding Student Award
1988 Eitan Ron Prize for Jewellery Design
1987 Lockman Prize for Applied Art
1987 Outstanding Student Award

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

2018 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2018 The Jewish Museum, Berlin
2018 The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), USA
2015 Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv
2015 The Jewish a Museum, Berlin
2014 The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), USA
2014 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2011 The Jewish Museum, Berlin
2010 Selected as part of “Design Edition”. The Jewish Museum, NY.
2009 The Jewish Museum, New York
2008 Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1991 Royal College of Art Public Collection, London

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

2018 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2018 The Jewish Museum, Berlin
2018 The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), USA
2015 Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv
2015 The Jewish a Museum, Berlin
2014 The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), USA
2014 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2011 The Jewish Museum, Berlin
2010 Selected as part of “Design Edition”. The Jewish Museum, NY.
2009 The Jewish Museum, New York
2008 Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1991 Royal College of Art Public Collection, London


EXHIBITIONS


2018-2019  ‘A
 Is For Jewish’, The Jewish Museum Berlin
2018   
‘Khamsa, Khamsa, Khamsa’ the evolution of a motif in contemporary Israeli art, The Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem
2018   ‘To Go’ New Designs for Jewish Ritual Objects The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2018   ‘ISRAEL-70 Years of Craft and Design’ Mingei International Museum, San Diego USA
2017   ‘Keep It Light’, Vessels for Memorial and Remembrance Candles in the contemporary Jewish art of the Bezalel School. The Jerusalem Biennale, Skirball Museum.
2016   ‘Judaica now’: Wine goblets and Kiddush cups of the Bezalel School, Rishon Le-Zion Museum.
2015   Bezalel: In & Out, The Jerusalem Biennale
2015   ‘Precious Sayings’ – Contemporary Jewelry. Hankin Gallery, Holon.
2013-2015   ‘Pointing the Way: women design ceremonial objects’. A special exhibit, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
2013   ‘Havdalah’, the Center for Jewish Art, Bar-Ilan University.
2013   ‘The whole truth… Everything you always wanted to know about Jews’, The Jewish Museum Berlin.
2010   Dreidel Exhibition, Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv
2009-2010   Judaica Twist – Innovation in Judaica Design, Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv
2009-2010   ‘Reinventing Ritual’ – Contemporary Art and Design, Jewish Museum, NY
2002-2003   ‘Mezuza’ Spertus Museum, Chicago
1999-2005   ‘Continuity and Change’ 92 Years of Judaica at Bezalel, Tel Aviv Museum, Jewish Museum Vienna, Hamburg, Korea, China Spain, NY
1997-1998   ‘Die Mitte Der Tafel’ – The Center of the Table, Deutsches Klingen Museum, Solingen, Hanau, and Hamburg
1997-1998   ‘Lechaim’ – A Kiddush Cup exhibition, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco
1996   ‘N.G.H.P.’ Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem
1996   Ethrog Boxes, Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem
1995   Hannukah Lamps, Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem
1994   ‘Beyond Jewellery’ exhibition ‘Design as Comment’, Bezalel, The Historical Building, Jerusalem
1994   Art and Judaica Exhibition, Japan, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1991   Bussiness Design Center, London, ‘The New Designers Exhibition’
1991   ‘Passing Out’, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
1991   Royal College of Art, London, Degree Show
1990   Barbican Center, London, ‘Contemporary Crafts from Israel’
1990  Tel Aviv Museum, The Sharet Scholarships Winners Exhibition
1990   The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Toronto, Selected Students Work of Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem
1989   Museum of Applied Art, Koln, ‘Personal Expression’
1989   The Jerusalem Theater Jerusalem, Rothschild Prize Enamel Exhibition
1989   King Solomon Temple, Jerusalem, Judaica Exhibition
1989   ‘Images of the 80’s’, Basel