The day of the wedding arrived, all the guests you planned to have with you, are not here because of COVID-19. Only your closest family and friends are with you. This is not how you envisioned your day. And yet, there is something intimate and very emotional in the atmosphere. You step towards the Huppah, raise your eyes and see above you your personal Huppah, with your names and blessings of your loved ones. You're home. May the ceremony begin.
I make textile art. Art to display on walls, to use in synagogues, and art for weddings. More precisely, for the Jewish wedding ceremony.
I make unique and meaningful huppot. The variety of techniques, materials and text on the huppah ensures that no two huppot are alike. This personal huppah will add to the singular experience of your ceremony.
If you want a personal or family huppah - you came to the right place.
"Words cannot describe how beautiful and special the Chuppa is."
Kaminsky family, Rejoice with the Bride and Groom huppa
Most of my quilts till now were wall art, but I really love making decorative and functional art. As a result I have made a number of ceremonial Jewish pieces, like ark curtains and Torah covers, quite a few bed quilts, and lately also huppot (Jewish wedding canopies).
Why huppot? I love making art that brings joy to people and what could be more joyous than weddings?
I believe that the Jewish wedding ceremony is meaningful for the couple. My hope is that the process of designing the huppah together, having a personal piece of art above you during the ceremony, and eventually a beautiful memento of the ceremony that stays with you and can be a part of your life cycle events as a family, will contribute to this special occasion.
I was born in Kishinev, the former USSR and made Aliya in 1972. I graduated Architecture and Town Planning in the Haifa Institute of Technology. My education contributed a lot to my art, but was never actually used to make a living. Most of my adult life I worked in the Israeli high tech industry as a product manager.
I started quilting in 1984 after accidentally discovering two quilt books in a small bookstore.
I teach quilting and surface design techniques in my studio and for the Israeli Quilting Association.
In 2001 I served on the board of the association both as a member and as a chairperson.
I have exhibited in many exhibitions in Israel and abroad, won prizes and my work was published in professional publications.