Team

Members of the Benyamini Center management


Marcelle Klein – trustee and director of the Center

Initiator of the Benyamini foundation since 2001.
Past lecturer at Midrasha Art Teachers College, Beit Berl, pottery department.
Graduate of Tel Aviv University, Speech and Hearing Therapy.
Student and friend of Issachar and Yehudit Benyamini

Ilan Meyer – trustee of the Center

Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D. is Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and Deputy Chair for MPH Programs at the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Ilan was a student and friend of Issachar and Yehudit Benyamini

Shlomit Bauman – Trustee  and Curator of the Center

Lecturer of ceramics design at Holon Institute of Technology and Sapir College and school of art, society and culture
Curator of the sixth Bienale Ceramic Exhibition, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
Past member of the editorial staff of 1280 ceramic art magazine.
Director of the Israel Ceramic Artists Association 1998- 2005.
Graduate of Bezalel Acadamy of Art, ceramic design department.
Masters degree in Industrial Design Science, Tehnion, Haifa

Ester Beck – Library and Research Center Manager

Independent ceramics studio
Writer covering Israeli Ceramics for international professional periodicals.
Independent curator collector of international ceramics.
Masters degree in psychology

Ravit Lazer – Educational Director Benyamini Ceramic Art School

Lecturer at Shenkar College, industrial design faculty.
Independent studio for pottery, design and ceramic sculpture
Studied art and design at Bezalel Acadamy of Art, Parsons School of Design, New York
Bachelors degree in ceramic art and design, Suny, NYC
Masters degree, Interdisciplinary Art Program, Tel Aviv University.

Shira Silverstone – Content Advisor for Events  

Sub-Editor and production assistant of 1280, ceramic art magazine.
Graduate of Tel Aviv University, Life Sciences and Tel Hai College, Pottery department.

Yael Novak – Advisor on International Relations

Graduate of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem – English and Art History and York University, Toronto, Canada – Education and Special Education.
Arts and Design Center – George Brown College, Toronto, Canada – Ceramic Design.
Studio Potter since 1990.

Instructors at the Benyamini Center


Eti Goren
Teaches ceramics at the Tel Aviv Museum art workshop
Specializes in reduction firing in a gas kiln
Independent studio in Tel Aviv
Studied ceramics at the City of London PolytechnicMembers of Benyamini Center management.

Leonid Gosin
Teaches at the Midrasha Art College, Beit Berl
Independent studio in Jerusalem
Participates in group projects and solo exhibitions
Graduate of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Ceramic Design Department

Jacaranda Kori
Teaches at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, ceramic design department
Independent studio in Tel Aviv
Exhibits in Israel and abroad
Graduated with honors, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Ceramic Design Department

Roy Mayan
Exhibits and lectures at exhibitions and international festivals and ceramic events in Europe and the Far East
Does work that explores extending the boundaries of ceramics as a material and conceptual medium
Independent studio in Savion
Curator of the International Ceramic Symposium and the exhibition “Balata” in the Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
Graduate of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Ceramic Design Department
MA in Multidisciplinary Arts Program, Tel Aviv University

Amnon Amos
Associate member of Gilda gallery – a ceramic artist’s cooperative in Jerusalem
A potter whose work explores the ceramic tradition and its expression in culture
Independent studio in Tel Aviv
Graduate of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Ceramic Design Department

Shlomit Bauman
Lecturer of ceramic design at HIT- Holon Institute of Technology and at Sapir College and School of Arts, Society and Culture
Curator of the Sixth Biennale for Israeli Ceramics at the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
Initiator and, till 2008, editorial board member of the ceramic magazine 1280ºc
Manager of the Israel Ceramic Artists Association from1998 – 2005
Graduate of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Ceramic Design Department
MSC in Industrial design science, Technion, Haifa