Renee Vichinsky has focused her skills as a potter toward creating a unique line of Jewish ceremonial objects; each one hand-crafted to enhance the beauty of Jewish ritual and tradition. The Vichinsky’s collection includes beautifully crafted pieces for Shabbat, Rosh Hashana, Chanukah and Pesach, as well Tzdakah boxes and home décor items, often inscribed with writings in Hebrew and scenes from Israel and Jewish history.
The beauty of Jewish rituals, their spirit and tradition inspire her craft. Renee draws her inspiration from her memories as a child growing up in Israel. Its light, landscapes, cities, history and tradition all find expression in her exquisitely hand-crafted work. Renee’s husband, Howard Vichinsky, is an indispensable partner in the creative process. In addition to consulting with Renee on design, halachic and technical details, Howard is responsible for making the glazes, doing the firing and the finishing work on each piece. Working as a team, Renee and Howard continue to explore the Jewish tradition and beautify its rituals.
The Vichinsky’s pieces have been shown at Jewish museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and Canada. Their work is in the permanent collection of the Wolfson Museum in Jerusalem and has been featured in many publications and articles, including Better Homes and Gardens (Dec. 1990). Renee and Howard work in their studio in New York’s Hudson Valley.
If you wish to contact Renee and Howard, send a message with WhatsApp or an email to Judaica Pottery.
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