Gardiner Ceramics Museum in Toronto

The Benyamini directors were awarded a scholarship by the LIAEP foundation for a study – research program at the Gardiner Ceramics Museum in Toronto

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Posted in Benyamini Center, ceramics, General, אירועים @en, בית בנימיני @en / September 26th, 2017 / Comments Off on Gardiner Ceramics Museum in Toronto

Postcolonialism? Residency at the Benyamini Center/ Danijela Pivasevich Tenner

The Benyamini Ceramic Art School hosted, Danijela Pivasevic Tenner a young and talented multi media artist and ceramist

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Posted in events, visiting artists, אירועים @en / November 17th, 2016 / No Comments »

Learn ceramics in Israel

three young women that arrived in Israel and decided to study ceramics in the Benyamini Ceramic Art School

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Posted in Benyamini Center, ceramics / October 25th, 2016 / No Comments »

Resident artist year summary

Now after a busy year of experience and hard work I can say that the residency benefited me in several ways

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Posted in first studio / August 7th, 2016 / No Comments »

The Benyamini Center celebrates five years of activities

On the 9 June we will begin a year planned with events to mark the 5 year milestone of the Benyamini Center

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Call for Applications | In Conversation with Moshe Shek

At the beginning of August 2016, we will open an exhibition in tribute to the sculptor Moshe Shek

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Posted in General / May 13th, 2016 / No Comments »

Masterclass with Margaret O’Rorke from England

Masterclass with Margaret O’Rorke from England

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Posted in events, lectures, master class, אירועים @en / March 21st, 2016 / No Comments »

Lucio Fontana | Italian, 1899-1968

Fontana’s work in Ceramics is vast, from his intimate sized sculptures to friezes he did for buildings, working with famous architects of his time

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Posted in library / March 11th, 2016 / No Comments »

Back to Earth

Back to Earth is a joint project by the African Studies Gallery and the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center

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Posted in exhibitions, תערוכה @en / October 8th, 2015 / No Comments »

Closing Event of AIDASHED

You are invited to attend the closing event of Aidashed which will take place at Givat Haviva on Thursday 30/7/15 at 15:00

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Posted in events, workshops / July 15th, 2015 / No Comments »

Professional Digital Photography– Photographer Rani Gilat

The Benyamini Center is now providing a service for plastic artists (using clay as well as other materials) to photograph their work

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Posted in Professional Photography / January 27th, 2015 / No Comments »

special sound performance

Loving Art – Making Art special sound performance

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STERLING RUBY and his wild irreverent ceramics

Ruby is foremost a sculptor, and very much an American West coast one, in the tradition of Voulkos, punk, abstract expressionism.

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Upcoming exhibition Udi Even Belinki

In 2015 we will open an exhibition in memory of Udi Even who died at a young age a decade ago. He was an esteemed ceramic artist and a member of the Zik group. Tamara Rikman will curate the exhibition and Anat Even (his sister) will publish a book in his memory. We are looking for works made by Udi Even as well as photographs of pots and sculptures taken…

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Visiting Lecturer Dr. Glenn Adamson

Craft in Contemporary Material Culture
Symposium dedicated to the memory of Prof. Ami Drach in conjunction with The Department of History and Theory, Department of Industrial Design and the Department of Ceramic and Glass Design, The Bezalel Acadamy of Art and Design

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Posted in events, lectures, symposium / April 19th, 2014 / No Comments »

Clay has never been so “IN”: the versatile sculptural possibilities in clay

Gone are the days when all through the history of art, clay was used as the maquette or model to be destroyed and for the final product to be cast in bronze. Gone looking at clay only through the prisma of utensils for use or hobby activity. The most exciting medium today in sculptural expression is clay and its endless technical and artistic possibilities. Clay can accommodate an endless variety…

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Posted in General / March 23rd, 2014 / No Comments »

Ceramics Entry into the Art Consensus: The Case of Arlene Shechet

Art today has definitely crossed the threshhold of medium limitation, and many artists have adopted the use of any material, including craft materials and techniques, long shunned as inferior in the traditional Art Canon, to express their artistic concept.

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Posted in articles, Benyamini Center, General / November 27th, 2013 / No Comments »

Who made the Ready Made

A hundred years have passed since Marcel Duchamp (1887 – 1968) placed the ceramic urinal in a museum – an act that marked a revolution in art and placed new challenges in trying to answer how we interpret reality.

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Posted in articles, Benyamini Center, General, video / November 25th, 2013 / No Comments »

Exhibition Tour and Tish

Exhibition Tour and Tish (Panel Discussion) concerning the exhibition `Consumer Basket` Thursday 3 October 2013 20:30 – Gallery tour with Raz Samira – the exhibition curator 21:30 – Tish (term borrowed from Hassidic vocabulary) – a round table discussion open to the public The “market basket” or “consumer basket” is a major factor in our daily lives. It defines the consumer price index, poverty rates, cultural services, and the health…

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Posted in Benyamini Center, events, gallery talk / September 29th, 2013 / No Comments »

Gillian Lowndes

GILLIAN LOWNDES: this long-overdue and only existing monograph on this British artist, edited by Amanda Fielding in 2013, after many years of work (and published posthumously for both artist and editor) honors finally this very important contemporary ceramic artist who dared take the medium out of any conventional norm known. She experimented with firing abstract rather ethereal objects made of different clays and various found materials, an artistic approach to…

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Posted in General, library / September 11th, 2013 / No Comments »

Amber Aguirre – Visiting artist at Benyamini Center

Amber Aguirre will be our artist-in-residence for the month of August. Amber is the recipient of NCECA’s International Residency grant for 2013. Partnering with NCECA for this unique residency program offers the Benyamini Center wide international exposure and an opportunity to engage in international professional, cultural and creative exchange. We are honored and thankful to NCECA for collaborating with us. Amber, a graduate of San Francisco State University, currently lives,…

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Posted in Benyamini Center, visiting artists, workshops / August 18th, 2013 / No Comments »

Artist on the Border Line – Betty Woodman

Betty Woodman: “I make things that could be functional, but I really want them to be considered works of art”. Betty Woodman Is a renowned, established ceramic artist – known for her vibrant deconstructed vases that are influenced by art history and ceramic culture. Her works are found in fine art collections of leading museums as well as venues showing craft. “It was not, ‘One day I’m a potter, and…

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Posted in Benyamini Center / August 18th, 2013 / No Comments »

Combined Gallery Talk

Gallery talk about two currently showing exhibitions at the Benyamini Center: Rina Peleg: Comiceramics Neither Daphne nor Apollo – Zehava Edelsburg Friday 16/8/2013 at 11:30

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Posted in Benyamini Center, gallery talk / August 18th, 2013 / No Comments »

Jenny Gawronski – Visiting artist at Beit Benyamini

Jenny Gawronski will be our artist in residence for the month of July. Jenny, a graduate of Louisiana State University, currently works and lives in Alamosa, Colorado. Most of her work is Installation oriented functional thrown and altered pots put together as ‘innovative sets of objects that create dynamic tablescapes … the landscape of the objects used on the table’. Objects which have inherent qualities of function, visual aesthetic and…

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Posted in Benyamini Center, visiting artists / June 17th, 2013 / No Comments »

The Encyclopedic Palace- the Venice Bienale 2013

Dr Smadar Sheffi will give a lecture about the history of the Biennale, the structure and its expansion over the years that makes it difficult to see in its entirety.  This is a particularly good Venice Biennale – The Encyclopedic Palace – and Dr Sheffi will focus on the various aspects  that make it different, especially the works and the curating. Thursday, 11 July 2013, at 20:00 Enterance: 60 Shekels…

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Posted in Benyamini Center, events, lectures / June 17th, 2013 / No Comments »

Summer Courses – Wheel Throwing for all levels

This summer we are offering courses for all levels:  beginners with an introductory course (Noa Almagor, Roy Maayan, Ronen Yamin) and various advanced courses focusing on technical issues (Jacaranda – Large Vessels) –( Eti Goren – Pots and lids) or Conceptual aspects (Shlomit Bauman) as well as a course with Ester Beck – developing the expressive side of wheel throwing. Join the summer courses: Wheel Throwing / Noa Almagor, Roy…

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Posted in Benyamini Center, ceramics, courses / June 17th, 2013 / No Comments »

Panel: The Hare with the Amber Eyes

The Hare with the Amber Eyes  by Edmund de Waal A panel to discuss a story by the renowned British ceramic  artist about a Parisian art collector from Odessa and 264 Japanese miniatures. The evening will be mediated by Hagit Roth. The participants:  Dr Oded Walkstein, Tami Israeli, Dr Smadar Sheffi, Talia Tokatly, Ester Beck The panel will discuss collecting, art and passion for beauty, the same passion that led…

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Posted in events / May 20th, 2013 / No Comments »

Contemporary Craft – Symposium

Monday 27 May 2013 at 14:00 What is contemporary craft?  What is the social and cultural implication of hand crafted work in a post-modern era?  What drives the makers and how does the digital revolution affect the objects and the makers? Program: 14:30 – 15:10 Opening lecture: Dr Reuven Zahavi, Selected issues on Contemporary Craft 15:20 – 16:50 Issues about Contemporary Craft Craft that can leverage a social change –…

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Posted in ceramics, events, lectures, symposium / May 2nd, 2013 / No Comments »

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are associated with architecture and the living space.  Tiles are resistant, practical and above all can be very beautiful.  Man has used the unique properties of clay for 4000 years and tiles are to be found in the pyramids in Egypt and ancient Greece. Handmade ceramic tiles can vary in technique; decorated 2D surfaces using monochromes or bright colors or develop into 3D low relief surfaces which can…

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Posted in articles, ceramics, workshops / April 23rd, 2013 / No Comments »

Shift gallery tour and lectures

Lectures & “Shift” exhibition tour: Friday, April 5th 2013, at 11:30. Eating Design / Ido Garini – Studio Appetit Today, as people don’t just eat to survive,social, cultural, and even artistic aspects of eating have assumed greater importance. This lecture reviews current issues, trends and approaches in food and eating experience and design. Method – Mould – Object /Yaara Landau-Katz A method of variable parts for casting ceramics was developed…

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Posted in events / March 23rd, 2013 / No Comments »

Activity for children during Pesach

Activity for children during Pesach – experiencing clay. A one time workshop for children to work in clay, inspired by the exhibition SHIFT showing currently at the Benyamini Center. Suitable for children from 5 years old. Thursday, 28 March 2013, from 10:30 to 12:00. Cost: 40 shekels a participant. Prior registration required: Tel: 03-5182257 or e-mail: benyaminiccc@gmail.com

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Posted in General / March 20th, 2013 / No Comments »

Master Class: Carolyn Genders

A Master Class with Carolyn Genders will be held at Benyamini Center on March 10, 2013, at 18:00. Admission: 60 shekels Prior registration: 03-5182257 Carolyn Genders is a British, innovative and engaging ceramist, author and teacher. Her work is found in many collections and museums. Sculptural pieces and vessel forms provide a three dimensional canvas for the artist to record her personal vision and direct response to the rhythm and…

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Posted in events, master class / March 6th, 2013 / No Comments »

Porcelain: White Gold

Porcelain is that white, translucent, expensive and magical material that so many spent years trying to decipher its secret.  Today we find porcelain in almost every home; functional containers in the kitchen in the display cabinet in the lounge and if not there, then in the bathroom sanitary fittings. Today the products are readily available and the raw material is easily accessible to any potter or sculptor interested in working…

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Posted in articles / February 18th, 2013 / No Comments »

Clay, Fire, Art: An evening not to be missed!

Sunday 24 February at 17:00 Fire and clay – fundamentals for humanity and the essentials for ceramic art – will be the topic of the lectures. The evening will begin with a lecture by Dr Gideon Ofrat  `Fire in Art`.  Dr Ofrat is a writer, researcher and art critic, a curator of many important exhibitions and is known for his appreciation of ceramic art.  Following this Jean Francois Bourlard, a…

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Posted in events / February 17th, 2013 / No Comments »

Jim Hamlyn – Quartered Plates (2012) and Dovetails (2010)

Jim Hamlyn’s is showing two works in “Smashing!” – Quartered plates (2012) is displayed in the exhibition space, while Dovetails (2010) is played on the exhibition website. The two projects complement by reconsidering issues of version and variation, composite of parts into a whole, repetition and difference, and the fact that sometimes objects seemingly resembling, at times identical, do contain subtle differences which is calling the spectator’s attention. In Dovetails,…

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Posted in articles, exhibitions / January 27th, 2013 / No Comments »