Department of Ceramics and Glass Design
המחלקה לעיצוב קרמי וזכוכית
قسم تصميم السيراميك والزجاج
Yael Atzmony is an artist and potter, a senior lecturer and head of materials in the Department of Ceramic Design and Glass. Atzmony is magna cum laude graduate of Haifa University's Faculty of Art and winner of the Maud Friedland Excellence Award in pottery.
Using a wide range of media (sculpting, illustration, video and installation), Atzmony explores the connection between symbol and place and deals with issues such as memory and material. Her works have been displayed in both solo and group exhibitions in Israel and across the world. Among her solo exhibitions - Periscope Gallery, Benyamini House, the Artists' House in Tel Aviv, Keramik Museum Berlin, Wan Fung Gallery in Beijing and the Ceramic Art and Perception Gallery in Sydney, to name a few.
Atzmony has taken part in symposia and international artist residency programs. Among them, the Ceramics Symposium in Bechinyé The Czech Republic, guest artist with Amsterdam's Rietveld Academie, guest artist with Burg University of Art and Design in Halle, Germany. In addition, Atzmony is a frequent panelist in the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport's Design Awards.
One of Atzmony's most notable projects is 'Tracing Oblivion,' which displayed in Israel and Europe. The project was based on extensive research of testimonies and map schemes of the Sobibor Death Camp in Poland. One more of Yael's projects is 'Forest Path', wherein she placed objects in the deep waters of Ramla's ‘pool of arches’ site which correlated with a video art piece she presented at the Benyamini House gallery.
A POTTER, PERFORMANSE ARTIST AND LECTURER IN VARIOUS INSTITUTES.
RUNS HIS OWN INDEPENDENT STUDIO IN TEL AVIV.
Graduate from Bezalel Academy of art, Jerusalem - department of Ceramics and Glass Design (2000)
Specialty in the fields of ceramic screen printing and paper clay
Member of the editorial staff of "1280" "- Israeli magazine of clay culture
Member of the khnum group – 4 potters that aim to expose the public to the joy and commitment in the process of pottery making using performance art and installations as their medium.
Recipient of AIDA Scholarship to the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, NE, USA.2010
Selected Group Exhibitions:
"Clay, Sensation", The Fifth Biennale for Israeli Ceramics(2009)
The second International Modern Pot Art Biennale Exhibition, Shanghai, China(2010)
"Designers plus 10" the design museum, Holon.(2012)
"Identity", the Knesset permanent collection of contemporary Israeli ceramics(2016)
the 47th congress of the international academy of ceramics (IAC), Sant Pau Modernista, Barcelona, Spain.(2016)
first person. Second nature" The Tel aviv crafts and desing biennale (2020)"
The Knesset permanent collection of contemporary Israeli ceramics, Jerusalem.
The Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery collection, Israel
The Modern Pot Art gallery collection, Shanghai, China The Watershed Center for Ceramic art ceramic collction,Main,USA
Works and lives in Pardes Hanna.
Teaching and Head of the Ceramics at the Art Center of Givat Haviva.
2003, "Twilight Zone", Art gallery, Givat-Haviva.
2006, "Personal response", Kay college, Beer - Sheva.
2007, "Svivot", Art gallery, Givaat Haim Ichud.
“To whom the belles toll?”, together with Muhamad Abu Arkia, Givat-Haviva.
2020 Tel Aviv Biennale of Craft & Design, Eretz Israel museum, Tel Aviv.
2019 “Interaction”, B.Y5 Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2018 “Terracotta Rave”, B.Y5 Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2017 “Hamsin, Regarding the occupation”, Givat-Haviva.
2017 “Clay, water and love” , Hamiv shala, Kiryat Tivon.
2014 “The feast”, Beit Binyamini, Tel-Aviv.
2012 “SuperBowl“, The Israeli Opera.
2011 “Earth Echoes”, Wilfred Israel museum, HaZorea
2010 "From the melting pot into the fire", Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada.
2009 "Quotation", Beit Kahana, Ramat-Gan.
2007 "Rekamot", Ben-Gurion University.
2006 "Imprinted in Mater", Art gallery, Umm-el-Fahem.
2005 Traditional Palestinian Pottery in Hebron, Ein Harod Museum.
2003 "Alfahura", Art gallery, Umm-el-Fahem.
2002 "Artist against Occupation", Givat-Haviva.
2002-2016 7 last Biennales For Israeli Ceramics. Eretz Israel Museum. Tel- Aviv.
The Knesset, Jerusalem
Art Museum, Schwerin, Germany.
Maud Friedland prize
Young artist Award, Sharet Fund
Hilla Ben Ari is a visual artist based in Tel Aviv. Her work spans a variety of media such as video, installation, sculpture, and print. The female body as a crossroads of political, social and cultural contexts is at the core of her multidisciplinary projects that fuse visual art, dance, and theatre.
Ben Ari held a solo exhibition at various art venues including the Libby Gallery, Florida; the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Art, Ein Harod. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions at various museums and galleries, among them: the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the Orange County Museum of Art, California; the MAXXI Museum, Rome; and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts as part of the 2009 Asian Art Biennial.
Among her prizes: The Prize for an Established Video Artist - the Israeli Ministry of Culture (2016), the Pins Prize - The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2016), The Premio Combat Prize, Italy (2016), The Kolb Prize – Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2014).
Her works are in the collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and the Bundestag, Berlin.
Lena Dubinsky is a designer, a researcher, and a lecturer at the Ceramics and Glass Design Department. In her work, she explores the issues related to the renewed recognition of the designer's social and environmental responsibility and the ethical aspects of doing and self-production. Dubinsky looks after opportunities to realize local material language and manufacturing values in the age of globalization. Her work is included in international exhibitions and collections, and she received several prizes and grants. Additionally, she curates' exhibitions and writes articles concerning craft in the contemporary world.
As an educator in Bezalel, she focused on design-oriented problem solving for sociological and ecological issues. She was the Head of Product Design Specialization in Ceramic and Glass Design Department between 2008-2014. Since 2014 she is holding a position as Senior researcher and the head of Research Cluster Group "Material Design" in Bezalel Research and Innovation Authority. She worked as a guest lecturer in numerous institutions in Israel and Europe.
Lena earned a bachelor's degree with honors at Bezalel Academy. She finished her master's degree with honors at Tel Aviv University. Her thesis discussed the aesthetic and political implications of city plans developed by the Jerusalem Committee formed to modernize architecture and municipal design in Jerusalem after 1967. At present, she is a doctoral candidate at the Computational Archaeology Laboratory and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The Hebrew University. Her dissertation focuses on developing a method for analyzing archeological engraving techniques, using the "Chariots" engraving at the Timna site as her study case.
Sharan Elran is an artist-designer and a PhD student at the computer science Dept. at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His academic and artistic research focuses on digital fabrication of ceramics and algorithmic design. Before going back to Israel Sharan was based in Brooklyn NY and was the ceramic designer for lightexture, a boutique handcrafted lighting studio. Sharan teaches courses in digital ceramics at Bezalel. He holds a B.Sc. in physics and computer science from Bar Ilan University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Sharan’s work has been exhibited in the USA and Israel and is included in museum and private collections.
A multi-sensory artist working simultaneously in diverse media: video-photography-installation-performance-drawing-printmaking-text-sound.
In my works over the years I have formulated, refined, and elaborated a visual language with which to articulate the private body's inner realms and grant them visibility in the external space.
The body as a specific site, here, in this vicious, hurting and hurtful, ever-so-glorious land.
I operate in constant motion, questioning and challenging notions of gender, social and political definitions, between and within life and art. Searching day and night, trying to touch the body's burning skin, to expose and eradicate stubborn ailments, to address tough questions, to awaken and shed light on memories long lost in hibernation_oblivion.
Concurrently, I operate in the academic field as an active professor, teaching from my own personal perspective, bequeathing the possibility to follow different paths in the art world.
I live, work, and try to keep breathing in south Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
Product designer and lecturer in the Industrial Design department.
After graduating from the studies at Bezalel in 1994, founded “Monkey Business”- a design brand specializing in creating useful objects with a smile, acting as a pioneer in this category in Israel and abroad.
Lectures on design entrepreneurship at institutions and design events around the world.
Has received several design awards and prizes, awarded for excellence in teaching in 2019, and was 3 time European Kneeboard Surfing champion in the years 1989, 1991 & 1995
Dafna Kaffeman graduated in 1999 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, and in 2001 received a Master in Fine Arts from the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. She had one-person shows, among others, at the San Fransisco Museum of Design and Craft (2015), the American University Museum in Washington (2011) ,and Lorch-Seidel Contemporary in Berlin (2006, 2010, 2013, 2017) .
Kaffeman participated in many group shows in Europe ,Israel and the United States. Her work is in the collections of various museums, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Corning Museum of Glass, N.Y. and the Israel Museum , Jerusalem IL , The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Canada, and more.
In 2011 and 2016 she was awarded the Prize for the Advancement of the Arts and creation in the field of Design (Israel). In 2019 she was awarded the Andree Matter Award for a female contemporary artist.
"Using a botanic lexicon that reaches into cultural practices of commemoration, sacrifice and mourning, the artist blends local values in meticulously crafted glass and embroidery work." (From the catalogue of the winners of the 2011 Minister of Culture prizes).
Kaffeman is senior lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. She also taught as a guest lecturer at the Tokyo Art University, Japan, Ball State University , IN, Kublentz University, Germany and Corning Museum , NY, and more.
Mosh Kashi is an Artist, a senior lecturer at Bezalel.
First exhibited in 1992, that year he won the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Prize for a young artist. In 1994 he won the young artist prize from the Science and Technology Minister of Israel. In 1996, he received a staying scholarship in Cite Des Arts in Paris, France. In 1997, he received the prize for art encouragement.
In 2004 he won the Minister of Education (Israel) Prize for Plastic Arts, and in that same year he received a scholarship on behalf of the Israel's state lottery for an artist book that was released for his solo exhibition "Cronos". In 2012, Kashi was invited to exhibit a retrospective solo exhibition of his works in the Tefen Museum. In honor of the exhibition, an artist book was released that was produced and support by the Tefen Museum and Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv
The works of Kashi can be found in the collocation of public institutions, museums and private collectors in Israel and worldwide. Kashi exhibited his works in many exhibitions in Israel and around the world, among them is the Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Art Museum, Haifa Museum of Art, the Tefen Open Museum (Israel), and the Magnes Museum in Berkeley, California. He also exhibited in selected art fairs abroad in Berlin, New York, Paris and Miami.