Star of David – Designed with Hearts

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See 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!

Sunrise – Sunset

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.

Fused Heart – Dove of Peace Hamsa

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

 

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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Chuppah Glass Repurposed – Maya and Eli

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

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

 

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”

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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 Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor

My children attended, and now my grandchildren attend the HDS.

I created this piece of stained glass art using the school’s logo.

 

I’m looking forward to sharing it with the community at the JCC in Ann Arbor.

 

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Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor

As far as I can tell, Ann Arbor is the only Jewish Federation

with a stained glass logo.

We’re #1!!

 

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SOLLY ! !

In keeping with the tradition I started with the other “South Side Gang” celebration, here is my interpretation of “Solly”.

 

The first photo is of the corner of Solly’s tallit.  The rainbow motif moved me to use it as a background for the Shlomo, Solly’s Hebrew name.

Mazal Tov Solly !

 

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Giliah !

Below is the graphic from the invitation to Giliah’s Bat Mitzvah celebration.   I love transforming inspirational graphic images into pieces of Stained Glass Art.

 

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And I have the most fun by including the iridescence visible only after dark.

 

 

Tzedek – Work for Justice, Day and Night!

In these post-election times, it’s incumbent for All to work for Justice

both Day  —  and Night.

This piece appears quite different in the light of day

 —  as contrasted with the darkness of night.

 

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Breaking the Wedding Glass – Mazal Tov!

Nearly everyone has seen this scene.

The Wedding Ceremony is over, except for one thing.

The attendees wait.

The groom raises his foot and crushes a glass wrapped in cloth.

The crowd rises, cheers, the couple kiss and walk back down the aisle –

a Happily Married Couple!!

Then   —   Ron runs up to grab the glass, and spirits it away….

Below you will see the steps to the finished product.

1  The broken glass

2)  Even smaller pieces

3)  In the Kiln ready for fusing

4)  The finished fused glass

5)  Ground round

6)  The pattern:  A Hamsa with Two Doves of Peace

7)  A small portion of the finished piece, highlighting the fused glass

8)  A small portion of the finished piece, highlighting the iridescence

9)  The Finished Piece hanging in a window.

Know anyone getting married?

Grab the Glass and get it to me!

 

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World Series Champs! ! Go Cubs!

If not the Tigers….  Then  —  GO CUBS ! !

 

 

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Ilana –Through the Looking Glass

A Bat Mitzvah Gift  —  For a Very Special Lady

Looking for that Special Gift?   —   Look No Farther than Ron’s Glass!

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Beth Israel’s 100th Anniversary – Thank You: Pam and Jeff

 

Finally I get to post these pieces of glass I created for the Beth Israel 100th Anniversary Gala last night. A special Thank You to Pam Landau and Jeff Bernstein for all the work you did to make the Entire Year such a success.

Thank you Bunky and Linda

 

Finally I get to post these pieces of glass I created for the Beth Israel’ 100th Anniversary  Gala last night. Thanks Bunky and Linda for all the work you did to make last night such a success.

AHAVAH — LOVE !

 

I took The Iconic LOVE Piece ( I obviously used the iconic Hebrew Ahavah Piece…),

and added a little “flair’.

If you’re interested in viewing this piece, and about 2 dozen more,

check out the Ann Arbor JCC, or the Hebrew Day School,

or Beth Israel Congregation, or the Jewish Family Service of Washtenaw County.

Yin Yang – Rachel and Jonathan

Here’s a new take on the marriage of Yin Yang and Judaism.  What better symbolizes the union of complimentary forces that flow into each other?  They are interconnected  —  yet independent.  The whole is greater than the individual parts.

And here’s another piece that  constantly changes dependent on the light.

Congratulations to Rachel and Jonathan on the anniversary of their wedding…  Well, more than the first anniversary!  Here’s hoping for many, many more celebrations with our families.  Mazal Tov!!

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Ner Tamid – The Eternal Flame

The Ner Tamid – the Eternal Flame a light hanging in front of and above the Ark in every synagogue. It is symbolic of the light of truth and the presence of God.

My Ner Tamid highlights the flame burning from the Heart of Judaism, the two Tablets of the Law.

You too can share this beautiful glass as a unique and meaningful wedding gift.

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Wheat at Sunset


“But I would feed you with the finest of the wheat,

And with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

Isaiah 81; 16

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Beveled, Iridescent, Star of David


I started with the Beveled Glass Pattern  —  

then it started to grow, and took on a life of it’s own.

Interested in seeing this piece and over a dozen more?  Meet me at the Jewish Community Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and I’ll take you on a tour.  

Until then  —  enjoy my blog.

 

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Chanukah ! — The Festival of Lights !

The Festival of Lights.

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What better way to celebrate than to have the light filter through the beveled glass of a Menorah –

superimposed on a Rainbow?

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Hamsa – A symbol of Good Luck

Day or Night — This Hamsa will protect you against All Evil.

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Isn’t it interesting how differently it looks during the Day – and during the Night?!?

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The 10 Commandments, The Tree of Life, and the 613 Commandments

There are 613 Commandments in the Torah.

Tradition tells us that 10 were etched on the tablets Moses brought down from Mount Sinai.

The Commandments are a Tree of Life for those who follow it’s precepts.

 

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Here, in a single piece, are all those concepts.

Come to the JCC in Ann Arbor to see this piece in person.

 

 

P’ri Hagafen – The Fruit of the Vine

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I like how the grapes ‘shimmer and shake’ when you walk by this piece.

Come to the JCC to see it in person.

Somewhere – Over The Rainbow…

This 8″ plate is perfect for a display, a wall hanging, or even to use as a plate for all kinds of special treats.

It would make the Perfet Gift for that Special Person.

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