Saturday, July 10, 2010
Saturday Artisan: Orly Design
Saturday Artisan this week is all the way from Israel. I love international artists and it's so nice that Etsy is so global and allows all artists to meet in one place.
Orly Design offers ceramic art ware, perfect for your home or as a gift. Furthermore, Orly Design does custom design for weddings.
Here is Orly in her own words:
My name is Orly, I’m married and a mother of 3 beautiful children. In the past 7 years we live in a moshav (village) in Israel.
Since I remember myself, even as a child in my parent’s house, creation was always there. My parents had a factory for knitwear, which sold all over Israel. I understand today that my attraction to the handmade creation field started back then.
Over the years I have tried working with different materials and techniques, but once I tried ceramic – I fell in love! It’s a wonderful feeling to take a lump of clay with no shape or color and turn it into a personal, lively and unique creation.
This kind of creation offers me endless possibilities. I enjoy creating sculptures, jewelry, functional and decorative items. I like to combine in my ceramic work other materials from the nature, such as rocks, wood, glass and more.
One of the things I stared creating lately (and I just love!), are items for weddings.
I’m so excited when someone chooses one of my creations for their big day!
Until 6 months ago I taught computer networks collage. At the same time I also created and taught art. I’ve decided to quit my day job, and choose to create full time. During the day I spend most of my time in my home studio, where I create and teach art and ceramics for kids and adults.
The hardest part in my creation…Every time I turn on the kiln I literally count the hours, minutes and seconds till I can open it, and this kind of kiln when working with ceramics, there are a LOT of minutes to count. In my nature I’m a kind of person who wants to see immediate results, so waiting is the hardest part of my creation process. For me, to open the kiln in the end of the process – it's like to open a treasury box with many colorful unique surprises …
In the past I sold my work to friends, but due to increasing demand and friends recommendations I decided to open my Etsy shop, and I got hooked! I love the exposure, support and the wonderful atmosphere in this new world.
To make other people happy with little simple things from daily life makes me so happy….
Orly's ceramics are great, aren't they?
Wait till tomorrow, one of you maybe a lucky winner winning her ceramic :-)