Born in Chicago, 1954, my formal art education includes the University
of Illinois, Champaign, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA,
and Tyler's school in Rome, Italy.
While living in Italy in the mid
1970s, I began to collaborate with master artisans of the Venetian
tradition. Renowned Venetian fabric designer, Pupa Riolfo, has mentored
me over the last 30 years in fabric design.
I continue to work with the master glass blowers and artisans of
Anfora Furnace of Murano. Working in both traditional and contemporary
Venetian techniques, I collaborate with these exceptional artisans.
Returning to Venice, Italy, many times each year, I create unique
Judaica including mezuzot, yads, kiddush cups, dreidles and shofars,
as well as mainstream items such as bowls and sculptures. In the
United States I concentrate on fused glass techniques which I execute
locally and these may include tile pieces, tableware, windows, jewelry,
etc., and both design and create interior settings for homes and
places of worship.
My artistic energies are focused on Judaic
art and design, devoted to the creation of elegant objects of Jewish
ritual and symbolism for both home and synagogues
More biographical information is available
in Jewish Artisans Today by Kathryn Morton, published
by Flower Valley Press, Maryland..........Available at Amazon.com.