Meet the Artisans
“It is a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak that we shall begin to curse ourselves for having forgotten the use of the living machines given to us by God.”
Our artisans use their hands, their brains, their dreams, their experiences, their talent, and the gifts imbued in them to inform the creative process, their choice of medium, and their designs. We respect each for what they do best, and work with each to choose the work that they like most and that they believe best reflects their intentions, to in turn showcase to you.
Products with Purpose
Cate & Levi – Josh Title
One-of-a-kind eco-friendly puppets and stuffed friends, all natural and reclaimed materials, handmade in Canada
Hand poured, hand painted, and hand packaged candles using traditional methods and following fair trade practices.
Original T-Bag Designs
Beautifully hand-painted tea bags by artists following fair trade practices
Contemporary 3 dimensional metal Judaic arts
Hand painted whimsical and fun glassware and ceramic Judaica
Lila Carmen Osario
Handmade fair trade tallitot and kippot
Pigment & Hue
Wonderful and whimsical toys and puzzles for children
Acholi & Langi Tribal Women
Handmade jewelry made of recycled paper, from the women of the Acholi and Langi tribes of Northern Uganda
Women of Uganda
Handmade crafts straight from the women of Uganda
Handmade fair trade naturally
Specialized experts in design and production of high-quality, handcrafted, religious articles in silver and anodized aluminum.
Handcrafted wood products with a painstaking attention to the detail of the wood.
Beautiful Judaica Designed by Barbara and Produced by Global Master Craftsman
Lisa Steinberg – 2nd Floor Studio
Handcrafted gifts using handmade papers, fine trims, collage and original art work.
Highest quality machine made tallitot
The art of the potter expressing Jewish values and traditions
Hand crafted, functional and aesthetically beautiful wooden spoons.
Textile art hand painted on silk
Crocheted bead work jewelry, made with gold and semiprecious stones.
Judaica of Jerusalem stone and other raw materials found in Israel
Far Fetched – Fair Trade
Fair Trade Jewelry Created By Hand, Head & Heart
Fine jewelry designs featuring the Torah as our guardian.
Contemporary Judaic jewelry.
Handcrafted stained glass art emphasizing Judaic themes as well as secular ones.
Handwoven jewelry using stones and beads found in Israel.
Vividly illustrated Jewish art and Torah Portions, with textual annotations
Sidreh – Lakiya Negev Weaving
With the right tools her potential will be limitless: ensuring a woman's independence through income generating weaving.
Lorelei and Alex Gruss
highly imaginative ceremonial objects and synagogue art which are pleasing to the eye, nourishing to the soul, and a satisfying challenge to the intellect.
Artist, jeweler and silversmith, specializing in Jewish ceremonial art, bringing Jewish heritage to life.
Unique sterling silver Judaica made from dental tools and wax forms cast in sterling silver.
Uniting his interest in Judaica and painting, Rosenstein gives a contemporary meaning to the art of Hebrew calligraphy.
Hand blown Venetian glass ritual objects.
Extraordinarily inspiring and spiritually based Judaica embodying universal themes, rich in metaphor.
An innovative approach to traditional Judaica, using silver, aluminum, titanium, and other metals, using minimal lines while creating the desire to touch his creations.
Works of Judaic art that are vibrant while maintaining a striking simplicity of design: cutting age technology merges with tradition.
Creating timeless objects by hand out of clay, one of the world's most abundant natural resources.
Painter and sculptor using laser cut techniques, soft paintings, and window paintings.
Paper cut art as the foundation for ritual objects.
Three dimensional and decoupage cut paper designs.
Julie Szerina Stein
Ceramic Artist with a Southwest and colorful bent.
Rachel Kranzberg Miller
Judaica and jewelry that is relevant in our time but also brings ancients values to the present.
Handcrafted wire jewelry and women’s kippot feature the intricate patterns of knit and crochet. Distinctive ribbons, yarns and glass bead accents add to the visually rich texture of each unique piece.
Hebrew calligraphy and illumination as a design foundation for both ritual and whimsical objects.
Textile artist bring new life, design, and color to the traditional tallit (prayer shawl).
Contemporary Judaica inspired by tradition.
Love, creativity, and community fuels Emily's work, as she crafts joyful Judaica, candlesticks, menorahs, mobiles, and jewelry, full of happiness and blessing.
Heirloom jewelry: spiritual symbols etched into Jerusalem Stone, wearable forever.
Ilan Hasson works in a variety of techniques such as water colors, Goash, Acrylics, Japanese ink and Enamel colors. He also incorporates the use of hand made paper in the paintings, which becomes an integral part of the Original.
Metal is Valerie's medium of choice; sleek design her preference.
Master woodworker, bringing substance and grace to all he creates.
Images that resonate with life affirming spirit, created by combining printmaking and painting.
Creator of unique household items and Judaica using materials such as cement that are generally found in large scale architectural settings.
Functional Judaica and household items blending contrasting materials and influences
Russian Craftsmanship and Israeli Heart combined in a contemporary, functional, and artistic Judaica collection
Painted laser cut functional and whimsical art.
Innovative industrial and aesthetic designer, specialist in mezuzahs and Judaica.
Functional Judaica with a contemporary aesthetic.
Tzuki by Shay Peled
Laser cut designs hand painted in joyful and exuberant colors. Judaica and decorative pop art.
Jerusalem stone and glass combined into unique and beautiful Judaica.
Cloth to Clay: Fashion Designer and Sculptor - Renee's medium is clay, devoted to the fashion figure.
Silversmith and metal worker, creating unique, contemporary designs and traditional pieces.
Handcrafted sterling silver Judaica designed using old-world, hand techniques.
Contemporary designs inspired by traditional artwork, Agayof is constantly on the cutting edge of Jewish art, literally and figuratively.
Hand knit socks, mismatched with care.
Betsy Platkin Teutsch
Betsy is a prominent figure in the contemporary Jewish renaissance whose work reflects her outstanding lettering and design sense.
Multi-layered original papercuts, laser cuts, and prints.
Hand crafter of fine metal art, using silver, gold, bronze, copper, gemstones, enamels, and resin.
Ritual textile art, utilizing exquisite fabrics and trims.
Swahili African Modern
Fair Trade Federation member and promoter of fair trade goods.
Massachussetts artisan Ed Cohen chooses luscious and ecologically correct and nonendangered woods to craft his Judaic art.
Embroidery art and accessories.
Mira – Fair Trade
Empowering women and promoting social justice through fair trade by working directly with underprivileged artisans and paying them fair wages for their work.
Judaica and textile artist, uniting tradition and contemporary understanding.
The joyful art of paper mâché.
Contemporary, handmade tallitot and Judaica garments for the modern Jew.
Textile artist and master embroiderer
Handwoven tallitot (prayer shawls) and other textile art.
David Shamay & Eli Benlulu
Exquisite jewelry made in Israel, using traditional techniques and including materials such as Roman glass reflecting Israel's history.
Yemenite silversmith, utilizing ancient techniques and the finest silvers and stones.
Paintings, gouache, collages, mixed media, drawings, and printmaking.
Tsulim Windchimes, exquisite handblown glass tubes and charming ceramic amulets, bringing music from the Holy Land.
Candles and wax made into a unique, and functional, art form.
Eco friendly housewares and collectibles made from recycled newspaper.
Master of the art of cut and blown glass, perfectly uniting functional art and gleaming sculpture.
Hand-gathered stones transformed into beautiful functional artwork and tableware.
Dori Schechtel Zanger
Narrative handmade colorful ceramic sculptures, Judaica and functional art work from Israel.
Contemporary, functional and whimsical Judaica, handcrafted from silver and other metals.
Handwoven Ceremonial Weaving and Designs. Tallitot, Chuppas, Torah Mantles.
Tamar Messer's artwork include paintings, 3D works and illustrated biblical books.
Copper wall sculptures, mobiles and mezuzot, all crafted by hand with love, soul, and good energy.
Marcelle Rosenstrauch Quest Collection
Functional Judaica and housewares, all handcrafted, painted with enamel and decorated with Swarovski crystal.
Metal worker, creating beautiful functional Judaica that emphasizes the relationship between color and shape.
Contemporary Israeli artist specializing in silversmithing and metal work, blending form, function, and beauty.