Every year towards the end of May, the Ra’anana Park hosts a Ceramics Fair with ceramic artists from all over Israel displaying their wares. It is a 3 evening event, and the first evening was yesterday. I always make sure that I am one of the first there as soon as it opens. It is very well attended, and I want to have the opportunity to see everything before it gets sold!

I enjoy seeing the same artists return each year, and the continuing evolution of their styles. There are also stalls selling equipment for making your own clay creations. This year there is live music and dance shows, and with the floodlit lake behind the tables, and the warm,balmy evening air, the atmostphere is quite magical!

My favorite artist is Shulamit Teiblum-Millar. She specializes in micro crystalline glazes on her beautifully shaped creations. The colors (especially the blues) and the glazes are stunning.

Every year she comes out with a new shape, which of course I just have to own. This year it is a little pot with a lid, as you can see in the photo of my new treasure at the back left.

If you happen to be nearby, make sure you don’t miss out on this year’s show. Tonight and tomorrow only. 6-11pm Enjoy!

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