Leah Sheves

To make my ceramic pieces I use a technique in which I both fold and join flat slabs of clay.

What interests me most in the process is the transition from the second to the third dimension and the relationship formed between the flat surface of the object and its three dimensional form.

The pieces occupy a borderline place which lies on the cusp between the soft and hard, the organic and geometric, between the functional and non-functional and between  reality and illusion.

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EDUCATION

1980   Master of Arts Degree in Art and Education, Teachers College of Columbia University, New York, New York   USA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1990   Israel State of the Arts:  Barbican Center,  London, UK

1993   Works in Clay:  Gallery 105, Champaign, Illinois,  USA

1994   Ceramics Israel:  Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Curator: Jimmy Clark

2000   Pink Lillium:  Shlush Shloshim Ceramics Gallery, Tel  Aviv,  Israel

2001   Constructive Paradigms in Clay: Architectural Elements in Contemporary 

            Ceramics:  Artists’ House, Jerusalem,  Israel.  Curator: Sara Hackert

2004   Design Art Design-The Third Israeli Biennale of Ceramics:  Erets Israel Museum, Ramat Aviv, Israel.    Curator: Marek Cecula

2006   Territory and Identity: Between Ceramics and Architecture:Fourth Israeli

            Biennale of Ceramics:   Erets Israel Museum, Ramat Aviv.  Israel Curator: David Knafu

2008    Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show:   Convention Center, Philadelphia, USA

2008    Clay, Sensation-The Fifth Israeli Biennale of Ceramics  Erets Israel Museum, Ramat Aviv, Israel . Curator: Hagai Segev

2009    From the Melting Pot into the Fire:   Mint Museum of Craft and Design Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

2009   Out of Context:  Municipal Gallery,  Rehovot, Israel, Curator:  Ora Krauss

2010    From the Melting Pot into the Fire: Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada

 2011    The Sixth Biennale of Ceramics.  Eretz Israel Museum.  Ramat Aviv, Israel. Curator: Shlomit Bowman.

2012    Mekupelet:  Beit Dondikov, Rehovot and Gerstein Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ora Krauss

2013     Consumer Basket:  Beit Binyamini, Tel Aviv; Okashi Art Museum, Akko. Curator: Raz Samira

2014     Blue and White Now Beit Aharon Kahana, Ramat Gan. Curator: Ina Aroueti

2014     Feast:  Beit Binyamini. Tel Aviv

Contact Information

Leah Sheves

Klil 14

Rehovot, Israel

Tel:  972 8 9465648

Cell:  +972 54 4570348

Email      leah.sheves@gmail.com

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