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CAST GLASS JEWELRY

My formal studies were in the metal and jewelry department, at Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem. Over the years, glass has become the major field I work in.

When I create cast jewelry, I'm reminded of two old loves:  jewelry and archeology. There is something about the casting process that reminds me of an archeologist uncovering human history.

In the casting technique, a piece is created and then concealed in a mold. It is seen again only after the firing process, when the mold is carefully broken open, to reveal the final (and not entirely predictable) work.

My cast jewelry is profoundly inspired by prehistoric fertility figurines; yet each glass piece acquires its own new and unique personality.