Hamsa Hand Blessing
in Orange Hand Made Art Design Made By ''NURIT'' Art in Ceramics
Nurit Teva (1951), a fourth generation in Israel, was born in "Neve Tzedek", one of the oldest and most picturesque neighborhoods in Tel Aviv.
Nurit, who studied art for four years in Wizo France High School, has been creating authentic art in ceramics for 30 years. .
She is married to Moshe, who served in the Professional Army and who is working at present as the marketing director of the studio. The couple have three children. .
Thirty years ago, Nurit started working in "Williams House", a studio located in an old house in a wadi near the town of Eilat, where she specialized in creating wall decorations made of natural clay from the copper mines in Timnah. .
In the eighties, Nurit started creating authentic ceramic Hamssahs (lucky talisman), and for a long period of time designed and created Hamssahs for the "Maskit" chain of galleries which specialized in original Israeli art. .
Nurit works and creates in a peaceful, rural atmosphere in her studio in Moshav Ben-Shemen, which is on the ancient Roman road to Jerusalem. Her artistic work is influenced by oriental motifs which are typical of Mediterranean countries, Morocco and Spain. .
Nurit works in a unique style which she herself developed; It combines smooth surfaces with rough ones (created with a knife), and natural colors (Angove) with glaze coating. This combination creates an interesting contrast. .
Her designs are originally hers, and her work is completely hand-made, fired in a kiln in very high temperatures (1100 degrees Celsius). .
In addition to creating Hamssahs, Nurit designs and creates other items such as: clocks, Mezuzah houses, owls, trays, candle holders and much more. .
Her collection constantly changes. Moreover, it is possible to order specially designed items. Nurit's creations are sold in the best galleries in Israel and abroad ... one of her creations, which were presented to President Clinton, has a place of honor in the White House, but about this we'll tell you later on ...
18.5cm Height x 13.5cm Width