Events

Masterclass with Nina Viktoria Naussed – guest resident artist at the Benyamini Center

Nina Viktoria Naussed

Nina Viktoria Naussed

Sunday 3/9/17 at 19:30
Admission: 30 shekels – advance registration

Free entrance for Benyamini students and members of the CAAI

Nina was granted a scholarship by the -   Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt to further her research for her work process. 

Talking about her work:

“Mainly my work includes two fields. On the one hand I do art by using the theme of collection in different ways and on the other hand I build small rooms of ceramic material.

Each day I collect one thing I find anywhere during the day. These things I archive in little plastic bags labeled with the date and find spot. Besides that I have another continuous growing collection of finds. These I combine with little self-made artificial ceramic objects. I am working with the principle of mimicry. I try to blur the border between the things I made and the things I found by chance.

Nina Viktoria Naussed

The main topics of the collections are memory and the stories of the finds themselves. To hold on the time, feelings and moments and the fascination of the past and archeology.

As well as my collections, the ceramic rooms are telling stories. You can look through little windows into the rooms. There you can find a place that seems to be abandoned. I love the poetry of decay. The nature has conquered back the urban space. At the same time the rooms could tell about human insides, emotional and fragile affairs, destruction and chaos but as well about silence, hope, beauty and security. They speak about a desire for protective walls and a place you cannot easily find.

I like to experiment with the material and the coincidence while the burning process. Above all I like to use material I can find in the surroundings, such as natural clay, stones and little things.

Nina Viktoria Naussed

Nina Viktoria Naussed

Last year I was asked to create cups for the culture festival Yiddish Summer Weimar. Therefor I used fragments of the text of a Yiddish song printing them on the cups. Inspired by the connection to Yiddish Summer Weimar and a friend in Halle who is researcher for Yiddish culture I would like to search for Yiddish traces in Israel.”


Margaret O’Rorke

כיתת אמן עם MARGARET ORORKE

כיתת אמן עם MARGARET ORORKE

Demonstration for Beit Binyamini Tel Aviv Israel

Thursday March 9th 16-17.30pm

Margaret will demonstrate how she has developed different ways of altering and joining fine thrown porcelain forms to create exciting lit sculptures.

כיתת אמן עם MARGARET ORORKE

כיתת אמן עם MARGARET ORORKE

She will also show a short powerpoint presentation that will run during the demonstration to illustrate some of the electrical and engineering details that she has used to light up the porcelain forms.

כיתת אמן עם MARGARET ORORKE

כיתת אמן עם MARGARET ORORKE

There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
Advanced registration: 03-5182257 or benyaminiccc@gmail.com

Entrance: 70 shekels or 50 shekels for Benyamini students and CAAI members

A guest of the Department of Ceramic and Glass Art and Design, Bezalel

 

כיתת אמן עם MARGARET ORORKE

כיתת אמן עם MARGARET ORORKE


John Higgins Masterclass

Sunday 26/2/17 at 17:30

John Higgins master class | כיתת אמן

John Higgins master class | כיתת אמן

John Higgins is a ceramic artist, with a fresh and loose approach to making with clay. He is inspired by contemporary architecture and forms.  He begins by making work on the wheel, deconstructs the forms, layers the colors and re-creates vibrant, expressive pieces. His unconventional approach with color and lines emphasize the three dimensional sculptures that he creates.
Advance registration: 03-6874150
Entrance: 70 shekels and 50 shekels for Benyamini students and CAAI members

John Higgins master class | כיתת אמן

John Higgins master class | כיתת אמן


 

Masterclasses with the visiting artists from the annual Tel Hai Pottery symposium and in conjunction with the Israel Ceramic Artists Association:

Masterclass with Kathy Butterly

Visiting with the support of AIDA (Association of Israel Decorative Arts)

Sunday 25/12/16 at 16:00

כיתת אמן עם Kathy Butterly | Masterclass with Kathy Butterly |

כיתת אמן עם Kathy Butterly | Masterclass with Kathy Butterly |

Kathy Butterly is a prize winning artist from the USA and holds a Masters degree from Davis University in California.  She lives and works in New York City and has exhibited in countless exhibitions. She is considered an outstanding and innovative artist of her generation.

Butterly describes herself as a painter of 3 dimensional volumes using clay. She blurs the borders between craft and contemporary art to make unique, original, sensuous works that are colorful and imaginative.  They begin as wheel thrown objects that are familiar which she manipulates and with delicate nuances extends the boundaries and breaks the rules.  Her works are small in size but are powerful in their ability to convey humor and horror, temptation and disgust, succeeding in transforming something familiar to weird and wonderful.

Kathy Butterly

Kathy Butterly

Entrance 70 shekels and 50 shekels for CAAI members and Benyamini Center students

Advanced registration: Tel 03-6874150 or caai@bezeqint.net

With the support of Ruth Corman and the Designer Craft Foundation, masterclass with two artists

Wednesday 4/1/17 at 16:30

Jin Eui Kim

Kim Jin Eui

Kim Jin Eui

Kim is an internationally renowned ceramic artist. Originally from South Korea, he now lives in Cardiff, UK. Whilst at Cardiff School of Art & Design Jin Eui studied the illusory effects of the application of tonal bands to three-dimensional surfaces. He graduated with a MA and PhD in Ceramics

Exploration with tonal effects and spatial illusions by using gradient in tone, width of bands and interval between bands is Jin Eui’s passion that results in works that are both visually and intellectually challenging.  In the words of the artist:: "Touching is the only way of revealing”

Ray Silverman

Ray Silverman

Ray Silverman

Ray is a potter, born and raised in London.  He began studying ceramics at an early age and had the good fortune to specialize with Lucie Rie and Hans Coper.  He lived in Israel between the years 1968 – 71 and worked as a senior designer in the Lapid ceramic factory.  For many years he was a senior lecturer at Goldsmiths College and specialised in developing glazed with unique texture that simulated natural landscapes.  He makes wheel thrown objects with forms inspired by his teachers using glazes from his in depth research over the years.

Entrance 70 shekels and 50 shekels for CAAI members and Benyamini Center students

Advanced registration: Tel 03-6874150 or caai@bezeqint.net

Status Report/Residency - exhibition - symposium

Friday 25/11/16 at 10:30

After a month of meeting, learning, creating, discussing and following the opening of the exhibition Postcolonialism? we will hold a symposium to summarize the project. Artists from Israel and abroad participated in the project and they will present their work process and discuss the aspects that were raised for the exhibition.  Global  as well as cultural - political changes will be part of the discussion, relating to the complex questions that were raised during the month of work and learning.

The morning of lectures will be in English

Participants

Wendy Gers - Curator

Ayelet Zohar / Sharbani Das Gupta / Manal Morcos / Rock Wang  / Modisa Motsomi /Anthony Stellaccio / Hagar Mittelpunkt / Corwyn Lund  

free admission - advance registration

Email
03-5182257

Postcolonialism


 

Postcolonialism? – Lecture program

Our partners:

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design /Oranim Academic College / Tel-Hai Academic College / Givat Haviva Art Center / Umm al-Fahm Art Gallery / Shenkar College of Engineering and Design / HIT – Holon Institute of Technology / Hacubia – A place for art

For more info please visit our events page

Sat, 5/11, 11:00 – 13:30

Morning of Lectures
Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center
Free entrance

Eva Avidar

Eva Avidar is an award winning artist and sculptor, graduate of the Royal College of Art in London. Lecturer in academic institutions throughout the country; She taught in the past at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design as well as lectured and headed the arts and ceramics departments at Shenkar and Beit Berl Colleges.

Johnathan Hopp

Johnathan Hopp is a prolific creator, an artist, designer and lecturer. Graduate with Honors -Industrial Design – Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Currently runs his own design studio called "Typical Local" designing and producing assorted ceramic objects.  Teaches design at the Shenkar College, at the graduate program in industrial design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and at HIT Holon Institute of Technology

Magdalena Hefetz

Ceramic artist, graduated from the Art Academy in Berlin and the Bezalel Academy of art and design. She exhibited several solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Israel and abroad for many years. As the Head of the Ceramics Artists Association of Israel, Magdalena curated many exhibitions and participated in several international symposia and conferences in an attempt to advance the status of ceramic art in the local and international art scene.

Ronit Zor

Ronit, a ceramic artist, painter, sculptor and independent curator, is a graduate of the department of mathematics and art history, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Participated in solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. The unglazed surfaces of her work reference to her sense of place, the nature, color and culture of the region.

Talia Tokatly

Award-winning artist, Talia is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and senior lecturer in the Ceramic and Glass Design Department of the Academy. For the past several years she has been the editor for the magazine 1280 published by the Ceramic Artists Association of Israel.

Katya Izabel Filmus

Katya is a glass artist originally from Israel who is currently living, working and producing in England. Her formal art education involved full time studies as a sculptor, mould maker and ceramicist. She is a graduate of the department of ceramics and glass at the Academy of Art and Design, Bezalel, the University of Sunderland with distinction and professional residencies in Scotland and the USA. Her commissioned work is found in various public spaces; hospitals, airports, etc. Exhibits around the world.

Pablo Ponce

Pablo Ponce was born in Argentina where he obtained a degree in scenography. Currently he lives and works in Amsterdam after graduating from the department of ceramics at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He has extensive experience as a scenographer as well as an independent visual artist. He exhibited his work in several solo and group exhibitions in galleries, art platforms and museums.

Danijela Pivašević Tenner

Danijela was born in Serbia. She currently lives and works in Germany. After graduating from the Art Academy in Berlin she received a study scholarship in the city pottery in Neumunster. With time and experience she established an international residency program at the center which she coordinates and runs. She exhibits and participates in residency programs worldwide.


Mon, 7/11, 10:00 – 16:00
Sun, 27/11, 10:00 – 16:00

Glass Masterclass
Givat Haviva Art Center – workshop:
Payment, details and registration - 04-6309262 - Email

Katya Izabel Filmus

Katya is a glass artist originally from Israel who is currently living, working and producing in England. Her formal art education involved full time studies as a sculptor, mould maker and ceramicist. She is a graduate of the department of ceramics and glass at the Academy of Art and Design, Bezalel, the University of Sunderland with distinction and professional residencies in Scotland and the USA. Her commissioned work is found in various public spaces; hospitals, airports, etc. Exhibits around the world


Tues, 8/11, 17:00

Lecture
Science Auditorium, West Campus, Tel Hai College
Free entrance

Pablo Ponce

Pablo Ponce was born in Argentina where he obtained a degree in scenography. Currently he lives and works in Amsterdam after graduating from the department of ceramics at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He has extensive experience as a scenographer as well as an independent visual artist. He exhibited his work in several solo and group exhibitions in galleries, art platforms and museums


Mon, 14/11, 13:00 – 14:00

Lecture: Anthony Stellaccio and Neha Kudchadkar
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
Free entrance

Anthony Stellaccio

Anthony is a very active and prolific American artist. He is a freelance scholar and artist trained in both fine art and folklore. A recipient of a working scholarship at the Smithsonian Institute and residencies in Latvia, Denmark, Hungary and Japan; He is actively involved in the creation of art, writing, museum work, curation, jurying and interdisciplinary culture projects. He participated in solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in the U.S and around the world.

Neha Kudchadkar

Neha Kudchadkar is a visual and performing artist currently living in Mumbai , a co-founder and director of beej, a performing arts collective in Mumbai. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, and the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U., Baroda. She has chosen to negotiate various roles – dancer, ceramicist, researcher, teacher, photographer, curator, sculptor, choreographer, actor, administrator, collaborator, activist - all of the above inform one another and broaden her approach as an artist and maker.


Tues, 157/11, 16:00

Lecture: Rock Wang
HIT Holon Institute of Technology
Free entrance

Rock Wang

Graduated from Shih Chien University and then completed the IM Master Program of the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Wang worked with Philips and Droog design, and back in Taiwan as the director with DELL Design Center, Zoe designand many others. In 2010 Rock Wang cofounded Qiao Design Studio with Chung-tong Ho. Wang's design raises question and debates on the ordinary, and finds new meanings for them. The Brick Plan series created for the Triennale in Milan transforms the crude materials of brick and cement into refined, elegant vases. 

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Thurs, 17/11, 19:00

Masterclass with Neha Kudchadkar, advance registration, 02-5456222
Hacubia, 13 Yehoshua Yavin St., Jerusalem

Neha Kudchadkar

Neha Kudchadkar is a visual and performing artist currently living in Mumbai , a co-founder and director of beej, a performing arts collective in Mumbai. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, and the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U., Baroda. She has chosen to negotiate various roles – dancer, ceramicist, researcher, teacher, photographer, curator, sculptor, choreographer, actor, administrator, collaborator, activist - all of the above inform one another and broaden her approach as an artist and maker.


Thurs, 17/11, 12:30

Lecture: Corwyn Lund
Shenkar, Elite building 
Free entrance

Corwyn Lund

Cory is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist. Currently based in Toronto, he has moved skillfully between public art projects and gallery-based exhibitions over the past 10 years. Complementing his interdisciplinary education in art, design, and architecture, he has participated in artist residencies in Banff, China and the Netherlands. His work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally and is included in several private, public, and corporate collections.


Thurs, 17/11, 12:00

Lecture: Modisa Motsomi
Oranim College, International School
Free entrance

Modisa Motsomi

Modisa Tim Motsomi is a KwaZulu-Natal based fine artist who relocated to South Africa from his homeland of Botswana. “ I like to think of myself as a bit of a jack of all trades…or at least 5 trades…because my work oscillates between, makings prints, photographs, sculptures, ceramics, and performances (live and video)” . He has featured in numerous exhibitions in South Africa and has already had his work exhibited in Kenya, China and The United Kingdom.

Our Supporters:

  • Mifal Hapais
  • Tel Aviv municipality plastic art department
  • AIDA – Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts
  • Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Tel Aviv
  • Israeli Culture and Sport office
  • Liaep – Lighton International Artists Exchange Program
  • Yehoshua Rabinovitch  Foundation
  • CAAI
  • Artport

 

23 – 25/6/16 Summer Festival in Kiryat Hamelacha – Art = Music = Craft

אירועי פתיחת הקיץ בקרית המלאכה

אירועי פתיחת הקיץ בקרית המלאכה | Summer Festival in Kiryat Hamelacha

Workshops for adults and children, live music, open studios, video art on the walls of the buildings – Free entrance

Kiryat Hamelacha weekend activities | סוף שבוע אמנות בקריית המלאכה

סוף שבוע אמנות בקריית המלאכה | Kiryat Hamelacha weekend activities

  • Maps marking all the activities will be available from the Benyamini Center, Artspace TLV and A la Rampa
Kiryat Hamelacha - activities map | סופ"ש קרית המלאכה - מפה

Kiryat Hamelacha - activities map | סופ"ש קרית המלאכה - מפה

Thursday 23/6/16

Galleries open until 22:00 – Video art screenings on the buildings and open studios

Friday 24/6/16 from 10 – 14

Tour of Kiryat Hamelacha | Collaboration between potters and the local artisans. During the morning visitors will be invited to follow a route of pottery wheels located in the various workshops in Kiryat Hamelacha where potters will collaborate with the various artisans. The visitors will have the opportunity to see and hear the history of the workshops. Guided tours every hour from 10 – 13

Saturday 25/6/16 from 11 – 14

Hands on workshop in the Benyamini studio. In the studio we will demonstrate casting clay and the visitors will be invited to cast and press mold objects.
At 11:30 on the roof of the Benyamini Center Roy Fabian will give the history of Kiryat Hamelacha. Following that there will be a guided tour of the exhibition The Society for Craft Rehabilitation in Tel Aviv Jaffa.
At 13:00 a guided tour of the exhibition Molding Objects with the designers and curators Naama Steinbok and Idan FriedamnStudio Reddish

In addition to open galleries and studios it will be possible to visit Kuchinate – The African Refugee Womens Cooperative – have a crochet lesson, drink traditional coffee and buy handmade baskets.
The restaurant A La Rampa will celebrate 4 years with a Second Hand Bazaar on Friday, music, live performances and a party on Saturday at 17:00


Kiryat Hamelacha – Demography, Appearance and Making

Kiryat Hamelacha – Demography, Appearance and Making

Kiryat Hamelacha – Demography, Appearance and Making

Monday 27/5/16 at 14:30

In 1965 Kiryat Hamelacha was inaugurated as the light industrial area of Tel Aviv. It housed hundreds of businesses which to this day have opened and closed over the years but in the past few years we have witnessed a change with artists and galleries taking over some of the workshops and commercial spaces and the walls becoming a canvas for street art. The Benyamini Center opened 5 years ago and is part of the center for contemporary art in Tel Aviv. This symposium examines the apparent and social changes of Kiryat Hamelacha relating to the history of the place, the dialog between old and new as well as the dialog between artisans, artist, workshops and galleries.

14:30 Opening remarks – Marcelle Klein, director of the Benyamini Center
14:40 The Society for Craft Rehabilitation in Tel Aviv-Jaffa – Roy Fabian, artist and researcher of urbanism

Session 1 15:40 – 17:20 Social changes in view of new and developing creativity

Sebastian Wallerstein - Director of the Israel Affordable Housing Center, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University.
Affordable Housing as a tool to prevent gentrification

LILACH TZUR BEN-MOSHE – founder and executive director at 'TURNING THE TABLES'
PROSTITUTION IN THE STREET, ART UP IN THE STUDIO

Rei Dishon – founding member and partner in Art Space Tlv in Kiryat Hamelach and guide of cultural tours in Tel Aviv.
They call it Graffiti – I call it art in public places

Artist Dvora Morag
Art Laborer

17:20 – 18:00 Break

Sessions 2: 18:00 – 19:40 Vanishing crafts, old and new technologies

Meital katz – designer and entrepreneur.
The story of the craftsmen who are disappearing from the world

Vered Shatil – designer and restorer of furniture MAY Vintage.
For the naïve and speakers of truth – story of a family factory

REDDISH – Naama Steinbok and Idan Friedman – designers
Molding Objects

Eran Apelbaum – lecturer and designers
Print me two cottage please

Parking at 23 Bar Yohai street for 20 shekels
Advance registration: 03-5182257 or Benyaminiccc@gmail.com
Cost: 65 shekels and 50 shekels for members of the CAAI and students


Guest Lecturer: Sharan Elran - Designer

שרן אלרן - מעצב

שרן אלרן - מעצב

"My research is process driven. I am interested in how technology stimulates the development of new forms and discourses. Using my background in physics and software engineering, I’m exploring simple mathematical formulae that generate very complex systems. My works are based on modular and dynamic molds, designed to produce a family of forms instead of copies of the same object.

שרן אלרן - מעצב

שרן אלרן - מעצב

In addition, I’m a part of lightexture—a design trio that specializes in lighting design. In this context I use light as my material and clay as an editing tool for light. I am exploring how light defines space and softens rigid architectural surroundings"

הרצאת אורח: שרן אלרן - מעצב

שרן אלרן - מעצב

Sunday 17/4/16 at 20:00

Free admission - advance registration

Tel 03-5182257 or benyaminiccc@gmail.com

שרן אלרן - מעצב

הרצאת אורח: שרן אלרן - מעצב


Masterclass with Margaret O'Rorke from England

Wednesday 2/3/16 at 17:00

Two flying forms | Margaret O'Rorke

Two flying forms | Margaret O'Rorke

I obtained a National Diploma in Painting from Chelsea School of Art, followed by a degree in Ceramics from Camberwell School of Art, studying with Dame Lucie Rie. The translucency of fine high-fired porcelain captured my imagination and has led me to create thrown sculptural forms that give light.  I set up my studio in Oxford in 1980, creating translucent porcelain lighting designs, initially as a studio potter, and latterly for industrial manufacture.

I am a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, a Fellow of the Crafts Potters Association, and an Honorary Member of Common Room, Wolfson College, University of Oxford. From1999-2002 I was Visiting Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, and from1988-2002 Craft Adviser to Southern Arts in the UK.

My book Clay Light and Water was published by A&C Black in 2010.  My work has been exhibited worldwide, most notably at Gallerie Besson in London and in the Oxford Ceramic Gallery, Oxford, U.K..

Advance registration – entrance free

Margaret O'Rorke

Margaret O'Rorke


 

Rafael Perez – Masterclass

Rafael Perez Masterclass on Sunday 21/2/16 at 14:00 – lecture and demo by the artist

Advance reservation required: 03-6874150
Entrance:100 shekels or 70 shekels for members of the CAAI and Benyamini students

Rafa Perez master class

Rafa Perez master class

“My work is about surprising myself and the audience, using white porcelain and black earthenware clay, fired at high temperature. The black earthenware expands, thus creating a volcanic landscape. It is not just a natural landscape, because it is directed by me. I have created the cuttings from the beginning, but still the aspect of surprise is always present, because what happens in the kiln is unpredictable.” Rafael Pérez

The distinguishing characteristic of Perez`s work is its apparently matter-of fact use of ceramic materials and methods to dispel rather than reinforce the sense of ceramics as a discipline. Clay is undeniably the central, material component of his work, but it is utilized in such a way as to make problematic the distinction between ceramics and painting, sculpture or even performance. Perez orients his activity within the boundaries of physics and his transgression of the traditional.

Rafael Perez was born in 1957 in Haro, La Rioja, Spain
The visit of Rafael Perez is sponsored by the ceramics gallery 8 in Jaffa and the CAAI


Masterclass with Paul Chaleff

Paul Chaleff

Paul Chaleff | master class

Wednesday 6/1/16 at 16:00

Advance registration - entrance free

Paul Chaleff

Paul Chaleff has been exhibiting his artwork since 1966. Previously known for his colossal pottery forms and as one of the pioneers of wood firing in America, Paul has been working exclusively with sculpture and tablets for the past fifteen years. Paul’s work can be found in the collections of many major museums in the US and abroad including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Paul maintains his studio in Ancram, NY and has been exhibited widely throughout the US and abroad.


Masterclasses at the Benyamini Center

with the visiting artists from the Tel Hai Symposium organized by the Ceramic Artists Association and the Institute of the Arts Tel Hai.

With the generous support of AIDA

Bennett Bean
Masterclass on Thursday 3/12/15 at 19:00

With the generous support of Ruth Corman and the Designer Craft Foundation

Sara Moorhouse and Nuala O’Donovan
Masterclass on Tuesday 15/12/15 at 17:00

Advance reservations: 03-6874150
Entrance: 70 shekels for each class and 50 shekels for members of the CAAI and Benyamini students

Bennett Bean

Watch a video clip from Bennett Bean's lecture at the Benyamini Center

An American artist who lives in Blairstown, New Jersey with an independent studio since 1979. He works in various media including stone, painting, metal, wool and silk weaving, paper and papyrus. He is mainly interested in the painted surface and has developed numerous techniques for post firing including smoke and non- ceramic materials. His work is found in galleries and museums around the USA and in the collection of the Whitney and the White House.

Sara Moorhouse

Watch a video clip Sara Moorhouse's lecture at the Benyamini Center

The development of my work into ceramics, colour and spatial perception began with a Masters degree at Cardiff in 2003. The work explores the ways in which spaces within landscape appear altered depending on the ever-changing colours of season, weather, time and farming. The bowls act as a canvas for paintings that distil specific landscape scenes, perceptibly altering the size, depth and shape of the form by the applied colour. The forms can be made to seem wider or narrower, deeper or shallower, heavier or lighter, or they may appear to undulate, bend, move or hover by the juxtaposition of finer lines. The viewing of both inner and outer surfaces together enables me to exploit colour connections and visual play from one side to another, emphasising or flattening the dimensionality of the form.
Notions above were the topic of 18 months studio practice before embarking on a PhD in March 2006. This was undertaken to develop the ideas with more emphasis upon the spatial phenomena in relation to colour theory

Nuala O’Donovan

Watch a video clip from Nuala O'Donovan's lecture at the Benyamini Center

My work combines regular pattern with the characteristics of irregular patterns and forms from nature. Each element of the pattern is individually made, the form is constructed slowly over a period of weeks or months. The finished forms are a result of an intuitive response to the direction that the pattern takes as well as the irregularity in the handmade elements of the pattern.
My decision to research patterns and forms from nature stemmed from my interest in the narrative quality of irregularities in patterns. The history behind a scarred or broken surface is what fascinates me. The evidence of a response to random events visible in patterns in nature, is testament to the ability of living organisms to recover, to respond, and to continue growing and changing. It is the imperfections in the patterns caused by a unique experience that are evidence of the life force in living organisms

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Art events at the Benyamini Center - art lectures, master classes, visiting artists from abroad, screenings, art events all on the subject of ceramics and art