Department of Ceramics and Glass Design
המחלקה לעיצוב קרמי וזכוכית
قسم تصميم السيراميك والزجاج

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The Department empowers and energizes the students to explore, discover and think out-of-the-box, giving them the freedom and space to realize and pursue what speaks to them personally.
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Dr. Eran Ehrlich, Head of the Department

The Department of Ceramics and Glass Design is the only academic degree program of its kind in Israel and the Academy’s only program that focuses on the essential understanding the primary materials involved – ceramics and glass. Combining craft and art, students are taught the secrets of ancient materials and given the resources to find ground-breaking new directions for their chosen mediums. Using their acquired knowledge and skills, students can expand their craft to embrace new media, tools and contemporary viewpoints – infusing the visual legacies of Israel’s diverse communities into the future of artistic culture. With this approach, the Department empowers and energizes the students to explore, discover and think out-of-the-box, giving them the freedom and space to realize and pursue what speaks to them personally. 

In the world of art and design, professionals need to be recognized as unique – so the Department of Ceramics and Glass Design provides a unique curriculum for each student. Together they learn to marry multiple disciplines, technologies, values and visual culture; individually, they learn to express their singular conclusions through the language of their craft, graduating with superior skills, self-awareness and the ability to present their work to the world. 

The Department deals with all design aspects related to today’s most topical and timely issues: from the connection between material activity and digital media through questions about sustainability and ecology to discussions about social and ethical values.

We believe our students come to Bezalel to acquire more than an outstanding professional education but rather to become active partners in developing an ethos of quality, accuracy, commitment and enthusiasm that will change the face of Israeli society. It is precisely the craft tradition (art) that offers a critical starting point and an alternative and value-laden response to the adversities and despair of 21st century society. 

The Department is home to those who dream that change can take place and they can help make that happen.  

ערן ארליך
Dr. Eran Ehrlich, Head of the Department

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