Roy Maayan, a potter / interdisciplinary artist. His work examines the social, political, geographical and formal histories of clay making techniques procedures and methods. His artistic process involves the exploration of different materialities of clay through the insertion of novel substances, which are not traditionally affiliated with the ceramic world. Maayan collaborates regularly with artists of varied artistic forms and genres, exhibit and lecture in different places around the globe. Holds a BFA in Ceramic Design from Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem (2002), and an M.A in Multidisciplinary Art Program from Tel Aviv University (2006). 




2008: full scholarship for Israeli artists in Robin Hopper’s master class, Missa, Victoria, Canada.

2004-2007: M.A. in the Multidisciplinary Program in the Arts for M.A., Tel Aviv University

2002-2003: Studies for teacher’s diploma, Kerem Institute, Jerusalem

2002: Participate in the international program for ceramic artists “IWCAT”, Tokoname, Japan

2001: Exchange-Student in Westminster University, London, UK

1998-2002: BFA in the department of ceramic design, Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem


Since 2011: Teaching at Benyamini Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv.

Since 2004: Teaching and creating in my studio, Gane Yehuda-Savion

2006: holding seminars in Geneva & Vevey, Switzerland

2002: A joint research in the field of ceramic technology with Mr. Yehuda Koren, Bezalel

 Exhibitions & Awards

2018: Clay Ambassador, Museum civilization de cote d’Ivoire, an exhibition and master classes, collaboration with Sadikou Oukpedjo, Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire.

2018: Plate Recorder – collaboration with Liat Segal, The 2nd Latvia International Ceramics Biennale, Mark Rothko Center Daugavpils, Latvia, Jerusalem Design week, Jerusalem Israel, Cluj International Ceramics Biennale, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

2018: Pulling- solo exhibition, Periscope Contemporary Design Gallery, Tel-Aviv, curator: Erez Maayan.

2017: Bamba Mashrabiya- Invited artist by the Israeli embassy in Amman Jordan for a joint project with ceramic artist Hazem Al-Zubi, The Cultural Village Ai-Hussain Park, Amman Jordan.

2016: White Cube, collaboration with Erez Maayan, Invited Artist, The 1st Latvia International Ceramics Biennale, Mark Rothko Center Daugavpils, Latvia, Invited Artist, GICB2015-Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale, Icheon, South Korea, Cluj International Ceramics Biennale, Cluj Romania, Biennale de la Céramique d’Andenn, Belgium (collaboration with chorographer Anat Katz).  

2016: containers-recipients, collaboration with Israeli artist Goni Harlap and Senegalese artist Dauoda Ndiaye , collecting research around Senegal and an installation in La Vilage des Arts Daker as part of DAK’ART biennale  , Dakar Senegal.

2016: Spotted Tembel Hat, collaboration with Azeri artist Naila Sultan, Museum of Modern Art, lectures and master classes at Icherisheher Center of Traditional Arts, Baku Azerbaijan.

2015- Back to earth, collaboration with Senegalese artist Daouda Ndiaye, a residency in Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, and an exhibition in the African Studies Gallery, Tel-Aviv Israel.

2013-14- “No Added Preservatives”, solo exhibition, Periscope Contemporary Design Gallery, curator: Erez Maayan.

2012: “Donkey”, the Benyamini Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv.

2011: ‘Paul & Emily’, collaboration with choreographer Anat Katz -International competition’ Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale, Special Prize, Acco festival of alternative Israeli theatre, Acco Israel, ‘Up the Wall’ – Chester performance festival, Chester England.

2001: Periscoptiva, 15 years of Israeli design, Zaritzky Artists House, Tel-Aviv.

2011: “Solo Exhibition”, solo exhibition, with Rachel Rothman Garji, Periscope, Gallery of contemporary design, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2007: Zagreb Award – World Exhibition of small and miniature ceramics, Zagreb, Croatia

2006: “White Spotted no.1”, performance & video, “Teritory & Identity”, The 4th biennale of Israeli ceramics, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, international film festival on clay and glass Montpellier France, Mint Museum of craft & design, Charlotte, North Carolina, The 5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009 Korea “Adventures of the Fire” – invited artist for the ceramic Jamboree and the International Performance Show-Ceramic Passion‏.

2005: Solo Exhibition, as a part of Geneva’s International Biannale of Ceramics, Parcours Céramique Carougeois 2005, Switzerland

2002: “HOT STUFF”: Graduation Project, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem

2002: Blumenthal Award for excellence in Graduation Project, Bezalel

2000: Isaacson Award for excellence in Ceramic Design


Selected Works

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