WORK PROCESS

Every one of my pieces is handcrafted in my studio deep in the heart of Jerusalem. Below is a peek into my creative process: beginning with blocks of natural clay, to the intricate cutting process, and into the kiln...

1. On the wheel

Most of my pieces start on the wheel. I create the initial shape and then let the clay dry slightly, then I put it back on the wheel and work on the texture and thickness of the wall.

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2. Cutting

When the clay is "leather hard" stage, (dry enough to handle, damp enough to cut), I cut out each flower or pomegranate individually.

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3. To the kiln

When the clay is completely dry I fire it in the kiln at a very high temperature (950 degrees Celsius!)

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4. Glazing

I use  a few glazes, most of which I'm produceing myself. Some of the pices are fully painted, and some of them I only paint the lace pattern.

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5. And back to the kiln

After glazing the pices enters for another round in the kiln this time at an even higher temperature (1250 degrees). The glaze is melting and the pieces get their unique color and finish. 

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6. Out of the kiln and ready for shipment

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