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:

Social activism is a part of our agenda as artists and leading ceramists have initiated a project to support the needs of refugees.  Ceramic artists have donated bowls made specially for this fund-raising event.   The money from the sale of the  bowls and the soup made by the Joz and Loz restaurant will be donated to buy food for refugees.

You are invited to participate in this event.

Saturday 29/12/12 between 16:00 and 19:00 in the garden of Joz and Loz and Rahel O.

Entrance from 51 Yehuda Halevy Street, Tel Aviv

For details:
Eti Goren 03-6825876 or Joz and Loz 03-56063085

The event is organized by the Ceramic Artists  Association and the Benyamini Center in cooperation with Joz and Loz.

“Donkey” Catalogue Launch and gallery talk with the curator Revital Ben Asher Peretz and Itamar Levy

Full scheduele:

10:30   Donkey at the Benyamini Center – the idea and motives behind the exhibition

Revital Ben-Asher Peretz | A curator of contemporary art, former student of Lidia Zavadsky, graduate of the Department of Ceramic Design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (1995). Her curatorial work focuses on consolidation of artistic action groups combining artists and non-artists from various disciplines, who experience a common process over time.

11:15   Between Pottery, Art and Psychoanalysis

Itamar Levy | A psychoanalyst, writer, lecturer, art critic and curator, Levy was cast for the role of the exhibition’s “ceramicist.” He regularly attends an afternoon pottery class, maintaining the inevitably binding status of “amateur.”

11:45 Break

12:00 Donkey Time – Screening of the film by the director Yahin Hirsch

An unusual view of the image of the donkey in Israeli society.  Through the donkey and its physiology we gain insight into the place it fills in history, literature and culture.

(2002, 35 min. Production: Israel Film Society)

American Craft Magazine published a story titled Cross Cultivation in Israel about activities of AIDA – Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts. AIDA is “…fostering the development of Israel’s contemporary crafts field….” writes American Craft. The story quotes Akio Takamori: “It was an incredible experience, so dense and deep and complex”.

american craft magazine story

Anna Carmi is the instructor of the course 2D on 3D: Color and surface in clay. In this course we will experiment with a wide range of decorating techniques and surface treatment.

Tuesdays @ 18:00

Please visit our special courses page for more details

Anna Carmi אנה כרמי

Students of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, visiting the Benyamini Center, December 2011

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The Benyamini Center Ceramic Art School caters for beginners as well experienced artists and designers who are interested in the ceramic medium. We offer a variety of courses and workshops including throwing, sculpture, hand building, decorating, drawing and idea development with a team of professional lecturers from different backgrounds. For more information, visit our Courses & Workshops page

Amnon Amos - Naila

Miri Krimilovski interviews Marcelle Klein about Beit Benyamini on the morning program of Reshet Bet on 20.7.11 Miri Krimilovski – Benyamini house is the new Contemporary Ceramics Center
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Ten shelves for ten artists for ten weeks. A changing display where we sell the work of some of the best ceramic artists. This is our showcase to the field of ceramics in Israel.

On the Shelf exhibit פריט בתצוגה "על המדף"

Lidia Zavadsky
Lidia Zavadsky

"בקבוקים" - שלומית מנדלקרן
Bottles - Shlomit Mandelkern

Bottles: Cast porcelain bottles based on a project of abstraction of the form of glass bottles where the function is lost and the object is no longer a container.

Marcel Klein, Shlomit Bauman, Ronit Tzur, Ravi Latzer, poetry Silverstone and Esther Beck

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The building on Ha-Amal street number 17 in Tel Aviv was purchased. The building, once renovation is completed, will house – in its 3 stories, a roof top and a small garden with an old pomegranate tree – the Benyamini Center and its activities. images of the building before renovation began are on a gallery on this page. A Google map, also here, provides directions.

Ha-Amal (the street’s name) is the Hebrew word for “labor”. Issachar, who appreciated workmanship and labor, would have loved it…

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These days we have began creating content for the newly born Benyamini Center Web site. Students of Issachar, artists participating in the Center’s activities and others, are invited to contribute content – text & images – to the new Web site. Please use the Contact Us form to, well, contact us in this matter