Daphna Leshem

Born in Kibbutz Hazore'an in the Yzra'el Valley.

Studied pottery in U.S.A. (1984-5),

with Prof. Jean Mayer at the Haifa University (1986-7),

at the Tel-Aviv Museum workshops (1991-3)

and in Giv'at Haviva (1995-2000).

Participated in the Israel Ceramics Biennale in 2006.

Worked many years with elderly persons, children, and adults – workshops and therapy work.

Specializing in Raku firings, as well as electric firings.

What guides my work is the search for a personal expression that integrates wheel pottery and handmade elements, using Raku firings mostly.