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From the Melting Pot Into the Fire: Contemporary Ceramics in Israel

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From the Melting Pot Into the Fire:

Contemporary Ceramics in Israel

February 14, 2009 - June 7, 2009

Mint Museum of Craft + Design


Michaela Orstav


hand-built porcelain

(102 x 72 cm)

40.2 x 28.3” each


From the Melting Pot into the Fire: Contemporary Ceramics in Israel includes some of the most acclaimed ceramic artists working in Israel today. Ranging from the satirical to the sublime, 38 examples of ceramic sculpture address issues of identity within an immigrant society. Themes such as borders and boundaries will resonate with the American audience. This is the only United States showing of this exhibition co-coordinated by Yael Novak. Novak is in charge of foreign affairs for the Ceramic Artists Association of Israel.


Organized by:The Ceramic Artists Association of Israel (CAAI)

Sponsored by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel and the Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts (AIDA)

The From the Melting Pot page on the Mint Museum website





Online Resources - Artists


Association of Israel's Decorative Arts (AIDA) Website - biographical images and some images for each artist


Shlush Shloshim Gallery Website - the gallery has short biographies and images of each artists work.


Artists Websites


More Artist Resources


Additional Resources


Print Sources Available in The Mint Museum Library

  • Dayan, Ruth, Crafts of Israel NY: MacMillan,1974 TT 113.I75 D38
  • Home/Land: Artists, Immigration and Identity. Pittsburgh: Society for Contemporary Craft, 2004 N6512.7.H66 2004




Created by Joe Eshleman, Library Assistant at the Mint Museum


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