Gary Rosenthal has been sculpting in welded metals since the early 1970’s. Together with a team of talented craftspeople, he creates one of the most popular and unique lines of Judaic art in the country by combining copper, brass, and steel with brilliant fused glass. The handcrafted collection has a contemporary style rooted in tradition and inspired by the rich history of the Jewish people, which tells us it’s a blessing - a mitzvah - to make beautiful, functional, art.
Beyond being just a sculpture studio, Gary and his team pride themselves in being a company that combines business, art, and social responsibility. The studio employs a number of autistic craftsmen who contribute valuable skills and are instrumental in creating the very special woven copper mezuzot that have quickly become best selling pieces. Garyhas also used art as a catalyst for good deeds and a way to build community with the Hiddur Mitzvah Project in which participants of all ages create glass mosaics that are then fused into final works of art by Gary and his team. He has used art to further breast cancer awareness, Kristallnacht remembrance, and community action.Work from the collection has been presented to Presidents from Carter, to Clinton, to Obama and celebrities as varied as Bette Midler, John Travolta and Ben Stein. It has been seen worldwide in many fine galleries, private collections, and museum shops including Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, Corning Museum of Glass, American Craft Museum, B’nai B’rith Museum, The Jewish Museum, Skirball Museum of Culture, and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
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