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OFRA SHALEV Designs and creates Judaica and a selection of other artifacts in her workshop studio in Tel Aviv.
 
She is a graduate of 'Hamidrasha', the Art Training College in Ramat Hasharon and the City of London Polytechnic College.
 
"For me working is an adventure process,
a dance with substance and colour; the result is always magical."
 
Ofra began her artistic journey using recycled materials:
*Jewelry made from spare parts of watches.
*Dishes made from broken glass and porcelain using an innovative technique that sculpts the material together with synthetic clay.
 
Her sensual and adventurous nature has brought Ofra to her present artistic style; a meeting of extremes, a synthesis between the classical and the contemporary. 
Through her work with different materials she has developed her own style, a language that links the hard with the soft, the hot with the cold the kitsch with the elegant thus, creating a polarized aesthetic, both contrasting and bold, whether through texture, color or concept.
 
All of the items like Hamsot, Mezuzot, Menorahs, Dreidels and Wall Clocks are hand-made, from the outset raw material through to the final finished article, retaining the artist's loyalty to her substance.
Ofra Shalev, Israel Tel : +972-50-6570300 ofra_sh@netvision.net.il
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