Michal Adler Shalev

Graduate of the Technion, Haifa, 1984 in Civil Engineering and the Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem 1989 in Ceramic Design.
I create hand built ceramic objects characterized by simplicity of form and surface treatment suggesting tactile and earthy qualities. The use of different clays combined with twigs, ropes, yarn, wires and stitches contribute to a distinct sense of closeness to nature and place inspired by contemporary and ancient cultures of the land.
Over the years I participated in several exhibitions in Israel and abroad;
You can find my works also in the shop of Eretz-Israel Museum, Ramat-Aviv.
I live, work and teach in Mazkeret Batya, Israel.



1985-1989 Ceramic Design, Bezalel, Jerusalem

  • il Engineering, The Techniyon, Haifa

*A member of AIDA-“Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts”.

1992 Co-founder of the ceramic cooperative “Shlush Shloshim” in Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv, and a member to this day

1998-2002 Member of the ceramic cooperative “Guilda”, Jerusalem

2010 Received AIDA scholarship to the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME.


*The Rod I Opeb”- Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC,USA.

*”Superstitions”- Jewish Museum , Berlin, Germany.

Selected group exhibitions

2014- “The Feast”, Hamigdal, Naharia, Israel.

2014- “The Feast”, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center , Tel-Aviv, Israel. Curator: Ido Garini.

2014-“Blue- White Now”, Hamivshala, Kiryat-Tivon, Israel.

2013- “Blue- White Now”, Museum Beit Aharon  Kahana, Ramat-Gan, Israel. Curator: Ina Aroueti.

2013-“Consumer Basket”, Okashi Art Museum, The Old City Akko, Israel

2013-“Consumer Basket”, Benyamini, Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Curator: Raz Samira.

2013-“The Whole Truth”,  Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany.

2012-” Superbowl”, Opera  House, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Curator: Ester Beck.

2010 – “Teapots”, from the private collection of a Canadian collector, Gardiner Museum, Toronto Canada.

2010 – “From the Melting Pot into the Fire; Contemporary Ceramics in Israel”, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada

2009 – “As of Today”, Shlush Shloshim gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2009 – “From the Melting Pot into the Fire”, Mint Museum, North Carolina, U.S.A.

2008 – The fifth Israel ceramics biennale, “Matter, Feeling”, Eretz Israel Museum, Tei Aviv. Curator:Hagai Segev.

2008 – “Putting clay on the agenda” – inspired by the Philistine world – Ashdod Museum, Israel.

2008 – “Rhythm”, Shlush Shloshim gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2007 – International ceramics exhibition, Poping, China

2007 – “Inbox”, Shlush Shloshim gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2006 – The fourth Israel ceramics biennale, “Territory and Identity”, between ceramics and architecture, curator David Knafo.

2006 – “Chalice”, The Gallery, Shoeva, Israel.

2005 – “Stilitus”, Shlush Shloshim gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2004 – “one leg here, another leg there”, Shlush Shloshim gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2003 – “Place”, Shloosh Shloshim gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2003 – “13*20*20”, small works, The Gallery, Shoeva, Israel.

2002 – “22 Hands”, Shlush Shloshim gallery; The Gallery, Shoeva, Israel.

1999 – “The Bowl”, Shlush Shloshim gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1997 – “Towers”, Shlush Shloshim gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1997 – “Openings and light in Jerusalem” – Artists house, Jerusalem, Israel.

Contact Information

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