Women’s Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers
October 13, 2007 — January 20, 2008
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents Women’s Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers, the first comprehensive study of Israeli contemporary jewelry to focus on the careers of four of its leading women jewelers: Bianca Eshel-Gershuni, Vered Kaminski, Esther Knobel and Deganit Stern Schocken. Consisting of approximately 130 pieces of jewelry and vessels, the show was unique in its presentation of mini-retrospectives of the artists, each of whom has played a critical role in forging an Israeli identity in the contemporary jewelry movement. Their work is uniquely autobiographical, reflecting the reality that all are women, wives, and mothers who are living in Israel and are strongly impacted by its culture. HCCC has been selected as one of only three venues on the U.S. tour of this stunning exhibition.