Shlomit Bauman is a ceramic artist who deals with research aspects of the field of ceramic design, drawing inspiration from cultural questions, technology tradition and design.

Bauman refers to ceramic design as a field in cultural research and examines its methods in a broad context of material culture. Her work includes a comprehensive field of activity, that combines art, research, curatorial and education to understand matter and material culture as a way of life. Over the years, Bauman initiated projects and exhibitions to promote a complex discussion within the ceramic field itself and the craft, design and art fields that surround it.



2016 – Present – PhD student, Industrial Design, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

2010 – Master of Science (MSc), Industrial Design, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

1995 – 1999  – The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, TAU
1988 – B.F.A., Ceramic Design Dept., Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel

Teaching/ Professional and Public Activities

Senior lecturer, Design Faculty, HIT – Holon Institute of Technology, Israel

2011-2008 – School of Art in the Community, Sapir College

1995-1999 – The Faculty of Arts – Hamidrasha at Beit Berl College

2013 – Present – Head Curator, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv

2010 – Present – Trustee and management member of “Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics center”, TLV
2001 – 2008 – “1280ºc – Ceramic Art Review” (Hebrew), member of initiators team and editorial member
1998 – 2005 – Manager of Ceramic Artists Association of Israel 
1999 – 2001 – Member of the “Plastic Art” professional Committee, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Israel


2012 – Design Prize, Ministry of Culture and Sport
1997 – Young Artists Prize, Ministry of Education and Culture
1988 – Scholarship, America Israel Foundation
1988 – Blumenthal Prize for Studies Achievements, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem
1986 – Blanch and Romy Shapiro Prize for Ceramic Design and Pottery, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem



2018 – S5, Siman Sheela Gallery ?, Kibbutz Amir. Curators: Eti Fardo Nusbaum & Naftali Nachmani

2013-2014 – Ran Out, Periscope gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator: Sari Faran. The Negev Museum of Art,

Beer Sheva, Curator: Dalia Manor

2007 – Channel Alduwara, Zochrot Gallery, Curator: Norma Mussih
2004 – TwistedVision – (A collaboration with Ariel Mioduser), Shoevz Gallery
1998 – Disposable Utensils, Beit Kahana Museum, Ramat Gan. Curator: Ina Aroety


20162017Cont{r}act Earth, The First Central China International Ceramics Biennale, Henan

           Museum, China. Curator: Wendy Gers

2016Digging, Digging, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin. Curators: S. Kalden & l. Lockemann

2016Desire, Belger Art Center, NCECA, Kansas City, USA . Curator: Linda Leighton

2015The 8th GICB 2015, International Competition, Icheon, Korea, Judges Committee

2014 – Ceramics Now: Art, Design & Digital Materiality, Taiwan Ceramics Biennial, Yingge Ceramics    

           Museum, Curator: Wendy Gers

Curatorial (Outside Benyamini Center)

2016Smart Materials, Stupid Materials, Vitrina Gallery, HIT, Holon

2013Identity, clay – The permanent exhibition of ceramic design at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament)

2011 – Tecno.Logical Implements, The 6th Biennale for Israeli Ceramics, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv

2007 – Zipora – if Eitan was a girl…, Israeli Art Museum, Ramat Gan
2006 – Oriental Nostalgy, Islam Museum, Jerusalem

Selected Works

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