10 Galilean women create art from different materials.
You can meet a different artist every day on-site and purchase the art.
Born in 1959, lives in Timrat. Orit has been creating in clay for the last 18 years, 15 of them at the Givat Haviva Art Centre. She designs decorative items and vessels in clean lines with a connection to nature that reflects her interaction with her surroundings. She achieves interesting surface effects by alternative firing methods such as Raku, Saggar, Smoke and Reduction firings. Her works are characterized by a “ mergence of contrasts” that present a whole in her pieces.
Born in 1948, lives in Moshav Mizpe. Ilana has been a ceramic artist for over 40 years. A graduate of Bezalel Art Academy she studied a further 15 years at the artists workshop in Tel Hai and then at Givat Haviva Art Centre. She makes mostly functional ware, decorated with decals of her own design. Her decorative forms are fired in Saggar, Raku, Smoke and Reduction firings.
Born in 1968, Edna lives and creates in Kfar Tavor. After 18 years in the security forces she went on to study ceramic sculpture for 4 years at the Givat Haviva Art Centre under the instruction of Ethel Pisaroff. Edna describes herself as an artist who tells stories through clay. She creates figures and houses that reflect personal, biographical stories. Her inspiration comes from her inner world, relationships, architecture and the texture of old buildings. Her sculptures are characterized by their bright colours and humour.
The clay as a material has always mesmerized Emuna Sirkin, the work on the wheels in motion, create an object. inside and out. Emuna creates simple forms with an emphasis on design, color and shape. Emuna grew up in Haifa, she is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy. She studied with various artists and created her own studio at home, For the past 15 years she has been working at the “Givat Haviva” ceramic art center.
Tin – Time
Paula Rykin lives in Gilon and designs functional and decorative pieces for the home from upcycled materials. For many years Paula worked in jewelry design, though simultaneously her interest in the area of sustainability and environment grew. She began to design light fittings from upcycled tin cans, collages from bottle tops, broken toys and neglected items that under her hands were given a new life.
Esti is a potter living in Yuvalim, Misgav. After many years in the security forces she turned to working with clay. Inspired by her surroundings in the Galilee and influenced by her family’s olive oil business, she created a series of “clay bottles” and complimentary items for display, hosting and as table centre pieces. Each bottle is and original one-off piece with it’s own individual character.
Hedva worked in education for 34 years and since her retirement has devoted her time to art, focusing on jewelry made of paper, sabras and weaving. She draws inspiration from nature and her family. She says that, for her, paper jewelry represents most accurately her mottos “ Do what you love with all your heart” and “ wear the books you love”. Her jewelry is made from recycled paper and books and colored paper cut into different shapes and sizes by laser and templates that are then threaded on to leather laces in combination with wooden beads.
Born and raised in northern England, Lucy arrived in Israel in 1995. She lives and creates in Kibbutz Merom Golan. She graduated after 3 years of study at the Khan House in Kiryat Shemona and has since participated in many workshops. Lucy has been teaching ceramics to children and adults in their “golden years” for the last 14 years. Her own work is a combination of handbuilding, sculpture and wheelwork. She uses a selection of clays and her work is characterized as colorful and cheerful. Lucy says of herself, “ I express myself most accurately through clay”.
Nova Goren Herzog
Born in the United States, Niva today lives and creates in Almogor, near the Sea of Galilee. She focuses on functional, wheel thrown pottery with some handbuilding. Her green and blue ware reflects her surroundings. Niva strives to produce pots in a simplistic aesthetic form, that are both pleasing in everyday use whilst providing many years of enjoyment.
Born in England, Kyla now lives and works in Yuvalim, Misgav. The Inspiration for her work comes from scenes of the Galilee and memories of her childhood in southern England. Her pots are functional, for everyday use. With minimalistic lines and quiet tones, her tableware provides the ideal backdrop for serving food and will compliment any meal. Her hope is that her pots will become an integral and useful part of peoples lives.