I’ve Got Your Back Covered…

•May 14, 2020 • Leave a Comment

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Love in the Time of Covid …

•May 14, 2020 • Leave a Comment

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Congrats to the Class of 2020!

•May 14, 2020 • Leave a Comment

Congrats and Mazal Tov

to the Class of 2020!

 

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Lady Liberty – Please Protect Us!

•May 14, 2020 • Leave a Comment

Lady Liberty

Keep Us healthy

Keep Us Safe !

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Al Nitilat Yadayim – Wash Those Hands!

•May 14, 2020 • Leave a Comment

Do you see hands praying?

Do you see hands washing?

I believe we’re doing a lot of both these days!

I call this piece “Al Nitilat Yadayim” — the blessing said when we wash our hands.

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Star of David – Designed with Hearts

•March 31, 2020 • Leave a Comment

I love how I’ve taken 6 hearts and fused them into a Magain David

(A Star of David). 

 

They fit perfectly and bring a sense of

Love and Cheer into this piece of art.

 

And the difference between

Day and Night views are striking!

 

 

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Sunrise – Sunset

•January 5, 2020 • Leave a Comment

This piece is special to me.

It recalls Parshat B’reishit – Genesis, Chapter 1 – “And there was light”.

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The first two photos are daytime pics.

 

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The 3rd is nighttime.

I used a bright copper patina and it made all the difference in the night view.

 

The 4th is how my picture window looks at this moment.

 

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And the last photo is the nighttime view from outside.

I like that people walking by at night get to enjoy the view.

Some New Fused Glass

•December 4, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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Emunah — Emily “O”!!

•December 2, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Mazal Tov to Emily – a new ‘Jew of Choice’ – chose the Hebrew name EMUNAH — meaning Faith.

It was a perfect choice as she continues to Show and Grow her faith.

 

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Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah – June 1, 2019

•December 2, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Rachel celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on Shabbat B’chukotai.

I asked for her favorite colors and created this piece for her.

Mazal Tov Rachel ! !

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Fused Glass Plate

•December 1, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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This beautiful fused glass plate was one of my recent experiments with Fused Glass.

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Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor

•June 14, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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The gift for Greg Gafni-Pappas as retiring president of

The Hebrew Day School Of Ann Arbor.

Mazal Tov to the HDS for another successful year.

 

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The Ginkgo – by Frank Lloyd Sussman!

•May 26, 2019 • Leave a Comment

How could anyone NOT love Frank Lloyd Wright’s use of Ginkgos

in his stained glass work?

Here’s my attempt at a Ginkgo.

I  hope Frank would’ve liked it.

 

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Eliana’s Sea Turtle

•May 26, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Eliana is such a special woman!

She devoted her entire D’var Torah to Saving the World one Mitzvah at a time.

One of her themes that touched me was her love of Sea Turtles.

This is my Bat Mitzvah gift for her.

Mazal Tov Eliana – and keep up the good work

 

 

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Fused Glass Mezuzot

•April 29, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Here are 4 new Fused Glass Mezuzot.

Would you like to design your own?

Let’s do it together!

 

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Mammoth Distilling – Up North!

•March 21, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Ari has been working for Mammoth Distilling based in Torch Lake, Michigan since the beginning of his distilling career.

 

The products are superior: Bourbon, Gin, Rum, Rye Whiskey, Vodka, Gin – and other items available only at their tasting rooms.

 

This is their logo; check out the night time view.

 

If you’re Up North (as we Michiganders like to call it), Mammoth has 3 Tasting Rooms: Traverse City, Torch Lake (Central Lake), and Bellaire. Drop by for a special treat.mammothdistilling.com

 

Check out:    @ronsussman710 (on Instagram)

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Lindsay and Smitty’s Loon on Clear Lake!

•March 5, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Lindsay tells me this is her Spirit Animal.

Is there a better Spirit for a lake?

I think not!

 

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Nava: “Unicorns are Real!”

•February 11, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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Fused Heart – Dove of Peace Hamsa

•January 16, 2019 • 1 Comment

I created this fused heart a while ago from some scrap red and clear glass.

Then I thought how perfectly it might look in this Dove of Peace Hamsa.

Do you agree? Let me know.

 

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Mazal Tov Nosson Tzvi – Bar Mitzva

•January 10, 2019 • Leave a Comment

 

Mazal Tov to Nosson Tzvi on the celebration

of becoming a Bar Mitzva on January 5th – the 28th of Tevet.

 

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Below:  A night time view of the glass in my studio.

 

 

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Yet Another Dove!

•December 26, 2018 • Leave a Comment

 

Do we like the Dove facing East?   Or West?

Clear?  Or iridescent?

You Vote!

 

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You Can’t Miss My House!

It’s the one with 3359 in the window!  😉

 

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Gotta’ Give ‘Em Credit…

•December 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

 

My last post was posted on the eve of the annual UM-OSU game.

The pregame talk was that THIS was going to be The Year.

Well, it didn’t turn out that way – Again.

There’s always next year  —  Right?

Just in time for THE GAME – Go Blue!

•November 23, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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UM – OSU this Saturday. 

UM hasn’t won in The Horseshoe since 2000! 

Don’t you think it’s finally our turn?  Can Harbaugh make it happen?  

We’ll find out soon….  

 

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Chuppah Glass Repurposed – Maya & Eli!

•October 29, 2018 • Leave a Comment

If you attend a Jewish wedding, grab the glass broken

under the chuppah and get it to me –

and we can work together to create a one of a kind gift.

Maya and Eli’s Ketuvah featured waves of water.

I worked to continue that theme.

 

Please click on the video to watch how it was created.

 

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AHAVA -Love with Beveled Magen David

•October 5, 2018 • Leave a Comment

I’ve created a number of pieces with Beveled Glass but I’ve decided to include a video of this piece.

The life this brings to the piece is stunning.

(PLEASE CLICK on the lower image.)

 

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Welcome to Temple Kol Haverim

•July 25, 2018 • Leave a Comment

 

Temple Kol Haverim has chosen to beautify their building with this piece of stained glass artwork.  It will soon be hung over the main entrance of the temple.

I would like to thank the Kol Haverim community for reaching out to me and choosing this piece as a statement of their beliefs.

Nahalal – Ann Arbor’s Sister “Moshav”

•June 10, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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Nahalal is a Moshav in Israel and is the “Sister City” of the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor.  A group of women recently traveled to Nahalal and commissioned me to create a piece of art to present to the Moshav.  

Above is the finished piece;  below is an aerial view of the Moshav.  Note the fields radiating out from the central living space.  I also wanted to include my initial sketch (minus the iconic water tower that needed to be included!)  

 

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The Dove of Peace – Flies over the Desert

•April 20, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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This striking piece is framed is a beautiful Oak Wood Frame.

 

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The Boston Red Sox – The Green Monster

•April 10, 2018 • 1 Comment

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There might be some who question why I framed my Boston Red Sox logo in green.  Others will immediately see the connection to The Green Monster.

 The Green Monster is a popular nickname for the 37.2 feet (11.3 m) high left field wall at Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox baseball team. The wall is 310 feet from home plate and is a popular target for right-handed hitters.

At the moment this piece is hanging in Rob Dobrusin’s office at Congregation Beth Israel in Ann Arbor.  I’m happy  to have had it hanging for opening day, 2018.

Y’hi Ohr — Let There Be Light!

•April 3, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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Once again I found a piece of glass that inspired me to recreate

the Y’hi Ohr pattern.

The background depicts the primordial soup of creation,

Biblical or Big Bang  —

You choose.

Having sold my Iconic Y’hi Ohr Piece,

it was time to update the concept with a modern font.