About textile/fiber (ceremonial) art

In the Netherlands the acquisition of Judaica is rather traditional as far as material and design are concerned. I have attempted to defy tradition by using all sorts of contem¬porary fibers (such as glass, grass, cupper, plastics, newspapers, potato peelings, but also silks and cottons), redefining categories while remaining just within the confines of the permissible. Yet I never lose sight of the fact that design need not only be beautiful but also practical, halachically acceptable, and – if at all possible – multifunctional as well. I also design installations of judaica items, seen from a feministic point of view. I prefer to design objects especially for women.

My work has been purchased by private collectors in and outside The Netherlands. It may also be found in the collections of several museums, including the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Jewish Museum in New York, The Jüdische Museum in Berlin and the Municipality of Amstelveen. My work appeared on national television in AVRO’s Kunstblik in 1998. It also has been purchased by private buyers (and synagogues) in The Netherlands, Britain, United States and Israel.