About

Artist statement:

My love of clay and sculpting, and my interest in the practical have lead me to search for ways to intertwine the two by creating sculptures that can be used in everyday life. I incorporate organic colours, fluid shapes, and familiar sights in my pieces. While my life is not always practical, I try to keep my art so, and thus you will always find tables, lamps, kitchenware, and toilet ware in my gallery.

Education:

2003: Certified as Director of Day Centre for Autistic Adults,Ministry of Employment and Welfare, Israel
2001: Graduate of Tel-Hai College, Pottery and Ceramic Division, Israel
2000: Blacksmithing course in Kibbutz Ein Shemer with well-known lacksmith artist, Uri Hofi, Israel
1997: Apprenticeship with Rafi, pottery studio artist, Kibbutz Nitzanim, Israel
1994: Graduate of Zafit High School Arts Program, with a focus on ceramics, Israel

Exhibitions:

2009:
Light of winter, Arta Gallery, The Distillery District, Toronto
Let there be light, Nirale’, Gallery, Bethlehem of Galilee, Israel
One of a Kind, Toronto
Toronto Potters Sales, Toronto
Ceremonial Objects for the Jewish Home II, London, ON
Gangjin International Ceramic Exhibition & Workshop, Korea
Artisans at the Distillery Craft Shows, Toronto
Art-2009, Toronto
Israeli Artist Group of Toronto, Toronto
Dragonfly Gallery, Orangeville, Ontario

2008:
One of a Kind, Toronto
Signatures, Christmas show, Ottawa
Artisans at the Distillery Craft Shows, Toronto
National Home Show, Toronto

Upcoming Shows:
2009

October: Richmond Hill 7th Annual Studio Tour and Art Sale, Richmond Hill,
  Ontario Ceremonial Objects for the Jewish Home II, London, Ontario
  Toronto Potters Sales, Toronto
December: One of a Kind, Toronto

Lectures and Presentations:
2009   Israeli Group of Artists

Professional Affiliations:
Ontario Crafts Council
Toronto Potters Association
Israeli Group of Artists, Toronto (currently acting as President)

Teaching Experience:

1995 – 1996 Hebrew as second language instructor for teenaged and adult Immigrants to Israel
1997  Supplementary education instructor for children, Kibbutz Dvir
1998 Pet therapy instructor for children
1999 – 2000 Instructor of ceramic arts for at-risk youth (part-time)
1999 – 2002 Supplementary youth instructor, Kibbutz Manara (part-time)
2000 - 2002 Assistance to blind student, including ceramic instruction (part-time)
2003 Ceramic instruction for autistic adults
2005 – 2006 Instructor for youth organizations
2007 on Private instruction in ceramics in my studio


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