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.

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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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.

Rainbow Magain David – Star of David – Thank you SCOTUS

  In honor of all the recent decisions of the SCOTUS ! ! 

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 I Love how different this piece looks in my window – in the daylight, and in my window  –  at night.

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Some Spring Flowers

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I’ve been busy Fusing Glass this Spring.  Here are a couple of bowls in honor of the start of summer.

 

 

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Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty…!

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This piece features some magnificent background glass that captures the frantic life of some kittens.

I’ve included 7 iridescent points for Kitty to chase all day long.  🙂

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“Eish” Mazal Tov – Ariel and Stephanie

For those who don’t understand: The glass in my cover photo is a wedding present for a recently married couple.
I took the first letters of their Hebrew names – and they form the word “Eish” = Fire.
I wanted to show the warmth of their relationship by working with yellows, reds and oranges to represent the Fire of their Love.
Wishing only the best for Ari and Stephanie!
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Bereshit — Genesis

Bereshit barah Elohim, et hashamayim v’et ha’aretz….

V’ruach Elohim m’rachefet al p’nei hamayim….

In the Beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…..

And the spirit of the Lord blew over the surface of the waters….

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Same Pattern — Different Glass

Light reveals the unique character of glass.

Streaming through each piece, the bond between light and glass is inspiring.

With this in mind, I will design and create your distinctive piece of art. Ron Sussman

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Are you looking for that Perfect Wedding Gift?

Are you looking for that perfect Wedding Gift?

Look no further than RON’S GLASS!!

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A Hamsa Ner Tamid

You might have seen below my use of a filagree Hamsa as a centerpiece in a glass Ner Tamid.  This time I took a piece of golden mirror glass as the centerpiece.

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The Scales of Justice – Are they really ever balanced?

I have once again used the theme of the Scales of Justice as unbalanced —

suggesting our constant attempts to create a world of justice for all.

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The Dove — The Symbol of Peace

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The dove is used as a symbol of peace since the days of the Old Testament when Noah sent out a dove to search for land. It later came back with an olive branch which symbolized God’s forgiveness and deliverance.

Magain David — The Star of David

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I love the way the light plays with the glass in this piece.

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The contrast between daylight and night is absolutely striking!

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Flaming Stained Glass Hamsa

The commission was for a simple Hamsa. I was told glass was to be red and white. I began by placing a silver filigree hamsa in the center. When I drew the diamond shape, it looked like a Ner Tamid – with the fingers of the hamsa as the flame. The blue iridescent Magain David completes the piece. During the day the flame shines. At night, all one sees is the blue mirrored reflection of the Star of David. I hope it finds a nice home!

Magain David (Star of David) in Beveled and Stained Glass

Magain David (Star of David) in Beveled and Stained Glass

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May the warmth of family and friends bring light to you and yours this Thanksgiving / Chanukah.

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Do you know someone with a Wine Cellar, or perhaps a Tasting Room?

Can you imagine how nice this glass would look if displayed there?

Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof — Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue !

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Rabbi Robert Dobrusin celebrated his 25th year as rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Ann Arbor.  The 8th grade graduating class of 2013 created this mosaic of the Scales of Justice which will hang outside our chapel. 

In gold mirror glass is the word Tzedek – Justice.  It honors the work our Rabbi Dobrusin does for the organization T’ruah, The Rabinnic Call for Human Rights.

Congratulations to our graduates and congratulations to our rabbi!

Frank Lloyd Wright meets Hamsa

When I was first sent this design I thought – this is strange.

While working on it I thought – this is fantastic !

When I saw it completed I thought – This Is Exquisite ! !

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Shalom !

Try as you might  —  THIS piece is NOT for sale!  The only way you can have this gorgeous glass hanging in your living room or den is to purchase a raffle ticket for the Beth Israel Fundraiser taking place on June 12th.

For details – call the Beth Israel office at 734-665-9897.

And good luck!

POMEGRANATES!!

This Masterpiece is proudly displayed in the dining room of Matt Kaplan and Caroline Helton.  It represents one of the Seven Species.

The Seven Species are seven types of fruits and grains enumerated in the Hebrew Bibleas being special products of the Land of Israel.  Jewish tradition teaches that the pomegranate is a symbol for righteousness, because it is said to have 613 seeds which corresponds with the 613 mitzvot or commandments of the Torah.   The pomegranate is one of the few images which appear on ancient coins of Judea as a holy symbol, and today many Torah scrolls are stored while not in use with a pair of decorative hollow silver “pomegranates” (rimmonim) placed over the two upper scroll handles. Some Jewish scholars believe that it was the pomegranate that was the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden.