Ethel Pisaref

Using very fine, thin slabs of clay, I create vessels and objects characterized by their asymmetric movement.
My main interest in the process of creation is the subtle transmission of qualities such as flexibility, lightness, nobility, simplicity and peace onto the forms I create.

I teach in Givat-Haviva Art Center and work in my studio in Givataim

You can find my work also in the following shops:

Tel-Aviv Art Museum, Tel-Aviv

Eretz-Israel Museum, Ramat-Aviv

Israel Museum, Jerusalem




 1986-87    National High Academy of Art ,Antwerpen,Belgium.

1982-86    Studied sociology, anthropology and fine art at the University of Haifa.(B.A).


1990-2009   Ceramic classes at the studio

1999-2000   Tel Aviv Museum

2009-today   Givat Haviva Art Center

2012-today   Benyaminy House

Selected exhibitions

2013    “Path of Spirit” , solo exhibition , Beit Aharon Kahana Ramat-Gan.

2013  , “8 beyafo” , Jafa.

2012  , “Ceramique Contemporaine Internationale” , Sevres, France.

2010-2012  , “From the Melting Pot Into The Fire’, traveling exhibition;

-Mint Museum of Craft & Design,Charlotte,NC, USA.

-Gardiner Museum, Toronto , Canada.

-Belger Arts Center, KCAO,USA

Whatcon Museum ,Bellinghan,WA, USA.

2011   “Moove” , The Opera House.

2009 , ‘Clay Sensation’ ,Fifth Ceramic Biemalle, Haaretz Museum

2008 , Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft  Show ,USA.

2007 , “Teritory & Identity” , The fourth Ceramic Bienalle,Haretz Museum

2005, The third Ceramics Bianale, Haaretz Museum (catalog).

2000, “Ceramics Biennale” – Eretz Israel Museum (Catalog).

1998, “Ways in clay – 5 decades of ceramic art in Israel”, Beit Kahana Gallery, Ramat-Gan,  (Catalog).

1995, “ Art- Industry” – Arad Museum and Bat-Yam Museum.

1994, The new Gimel Gallery, Jerusalem.

1993, “Ceramic Biennale”, Turkish Railway Station Gallery, Beer Sheva, (Catalog).

1993, “Receptacles” – Beit Kahana Gallery, Ramat-Gan..

1992, “Ancient and Modern Ceramics” – Art Gallery, Haifa University, Haifa, (Catalog).

“ Ceramics Israel 92”, – Beit- Kahana, Ramat- Gan, and the International Academy of Ceramics, Istanbul, Turkey. (Catalog)

1990, “Masks”, Quality House, Jerusalem.

1990, “ Young Designers” – (Jugend Gestaltet) – represented Israel at the International Exhibition, Munich, Germany (Catalog).

1989-91, “ Ceramic From Israel”. Traveling exhibition: Germany, Belgium, France, Portugal, Poland and Finland (Catalog).

1989, “ Creation In Industry”, Turkish Railway Station Gallery, Beer Sheva (Catalog)

1989, “Cadim Gallery”, Jerusalem (Solo exhibition).

1985, Artist House, Haifa.

Permanent Show

Since 2003 shows at the Ceramic Gallery “Shlush Shloshim”, Tel – Aviv.

1991-2012 showed at the Ceramic -Gallery “All Together 8”, Jerusalem.

Shows at the Museum Shops of: Tel-Aviv Museum

Eretz Israel Museum

Israel Museum. Jerusalem

International Ceramics Events

1993,The Inrernational “Ceramic Biennale”, Beer Sheva.

1993, Silkeborg, Denmark.

1994, Athenes, Greece.

2005, Watershed, Maine, U.S.A

2008  Philadelphia Museum Art and Craft Show

Awards and prizes

1986     Scholarship for studies received from the education ministery,Art Academy,Antwerpen,Belgium.

2008     Participation scholarsip received from AIDA ,Philadelphia Museum Art and Craft Show

2005    Artist residency scholarship received from AIDA ,Watershed Ceramic Art Center,Maine,USA.

2013    Second prize . The Israeli Ceramic Association exhibition, Tel-Hai.

Contact Information

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