NeotSemadarArtCenter

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All the items are made with care by a group of qualified artists living in the desert area in the south of Israel, in Kibbutz Neot Semadar. Each artist work in his own studio, we share ideas, income, and shop.
Wooden boxes and hamsa hands, porcelain lamps, ceramics stoneware dishes, and brass wall night light lamps are just a few of our rich collections.
Whether you are finding a gift or designing your home, You may find here anything: Holiday gifts, Wedding gifts, birthday or Christmas Gifts, an intimate romantic gift, or something special for housewarming, lighting decor, and dinner table functional art.

Enter our website and get to know Neot Semadar -
it is a real place, a fantasy in the desert, not an online shop only!
https://neot-semadar.com/?lang=en

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Last updated on Jan 10, 2021

Welcome!
All the items are made with care by a group of qualified artists living in the desert area in the south of Israel, in Kibbutz Neot Semadar. Each artist work in his own studio, we share ideas, income, and shop.
Wooden boxes and hamsa hands, porcelain lamps, ceramics stoneware dishes, and brass wall night light lamps are just a few of our rich collections.
Whether you are finding a gift or designing your home, You may find here anything: Holiday gifts, Wedding gifts, birthday or Christmas Gifts, an intimate romantic gift, or something special for housewarming, lighting decor, and dinner table functional art.

Enter our website and get to know Neot Semadar -
it is a real place, a fantasy in the desert, not an online shop only!
https://neot-semadar.com/?lang=en

Want to find out more? See workspace & people?
Check out this shop About page:
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/NeotSemadarArtCenter/story

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"This Tree Of Life brooch is one of the most favorite items in our shop. It is simple and shiny, glowing in gold thanks to a high quality hand polishing. Great Valentine's gift if you search for a charming jewel in a decent price."
"Valentine's gift for natural cosmetics lover, a treat kit with pink ceramic soap dish, olive oil and goat milk soap, and the famous Calendula skin balm that cure and heal almost everything."
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About NeotSemadarArtCenter

Sales 240
On Etsy since 2011

The Art Center at Neot Semadar

Welcome to Neot Semadar gift shop!
It is an unusual shop, consisting of a large variety of materials and designs, all in hand made. Wooden Hamsa and wall hanging, light fixtures and lamps from Porcelain or Brass, Hand Woven Bags, Copper Vessels, Pottery and Hand Built Ceramics, Candle Sticks, Jewelry and more.
Stay with us for a minute, and hear the story behind it!

Kibbutz Neot Semadar is an intentional community in the southern part of the Negev desert in Israel.
It is a picturesque oasis, a green organic spot in the yellow barrenness of the desert landscape. It was established in 1989 by a group of friends, hoping to learn together the secret of cooperation and harmonious community life by mutual living & working . The Art Center was designed & constructed by the people of Neot Semadar along 15 year. It was a main project that contributes for the Team building of the community, and created a space for art, music and dance.
It is a fantasy in the desert: a huge building, colorful and outstanding, consisting of many animals & birds reliefs, stained glass windows & decorated railings.
A 14 feet high tower stands in the middle: This is the passive cooling tower of the Art Center, and it is the Eco friendly air conditioning of the entire building.
It cools the hot & dry air of the desert climate by evaporation of water & natural flow of cool air.
(http://www.neot-semadar.com/art-center/cooling-tower)
Inside the Art Center there are a few workshops for divers materials, operated by the local artists:
Wood - decorative carpentry, wood turning on the lathe, wood mosaic, and wood sculpture.
Metal: jewelry, metal smith & black smith.
Ceramics: Pottery, porcelain light fixtures, ceramic jewelry.
Glass: stained glass windows, stained glass home decor.
Silk illustrating: tinting, painting and illustrating on natural silk scarves.
Each of the artist works on his own specific qualification, and we all inspire each other & cooperate.
The Art Center is a cooperative, which means that all the income is shared, same like all the economy of Neot semadar.
Some of the artists has previous experience and degree in art, some had started here and learnt while creating. It is a fortunate thing to work in a place so full of inspiration like this art center.
Come and visit, or join a tour! it is a must see if you travel around the south of Israel, or on your way to Petra.
Visit our website for more information and pictures: www.neot-semadar.com

Shop members

  • Anat Shaul

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    "As an art student, I learnt ceramics in the academy of art Bezal'el. I fell in love with the translucency of the porcelain, and started my journey with light fixtures. I'm trying to help my friends in the art center by managing the Etsy shop."

  • Mordi Corcos

    Creator, Designer

    metal smith workshop manager, Bezalel graduated "... I love the accurate cuttings and design of metals such as silver, brass & copper. Combining Technics such as hammering out, casting and welding, make things fascinating... "

  • Dalia Gio

    Creator, Designer

    Wood decor, creating Hamsa, ornaments and decorations from branches & different wood. .."Imagine this bird flies..." says Dalia, and she laughs.."All the birds, loving couples - and even Hamsa, that I create, are meant to transform feelings..."

  • Christina kandel

    Shipper, Customer Service

    Christina will help you out with any question or wish, and if you have a new idea for a "made to order" gift - she'll help you carry it out. .."I love packing and sending the gifts to the clients, and I can imagine them smiling when they open it!"

  • Shimon Orenstein

    Creator, Designer

    Creating in wood: art furniture, wood turning on the lath, wood painting. "I love the creation of both the large and the tiny...the cabinet as well as the candle sticks, the spinning tops as well as the boxes. Hope you'll enjoy them!"

  • Meir Ganor

    Creator, Designer, Artist

    Meir is a master of wood, creating sculptures as well as furniture, doors, candle sticks and cutting boards. "Wood is my life, and my relationships with wood is a never ending adventure..."

  • Eli Sagi

    Creator, Designer

    Eli Sagi is a multidisciplinary ceramist, graduated in Bezalel academy of art in Jerusalem, creating in the Art Center at Neot Semadar. Eli:" I am a patriot of clay. My meditation is the wheel pottery, as well as painting and illustrating."

  • Shlomit Oren

    Creator, Designer, Graphic Designer

    Illustrating on silk, creating silk scarves. Bezalel graduated

  • Dede Gio

    Creator

    Metal smith sculpture, metal work, black smith

  • Karen Nunies

    Creator

    Hand made paper, paper light fixtures, paper lamps

  • Roni Engelsrat

    Designer

    Roni: "My love is ball's weaving. I'm investigating this for years, weaving 6 and 12 strip balls from date palm leaves, paper & plastic. I am inspired by the geometry of these balls, and love to make them from natural materials of the desert."

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Last updated on Jun 21, 2018
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Shipping duration to the USA

Shipping duration to the USA may be 8-14 business days. On holidays time it is longer...

Custom and personalized orders

We are always happy to receive custom orders. Please send us a convo with your request and we will send you back a quote.

Gift wrapping and packaging

The outer package is a recycled box, to protect the gift and be Eco-friendly. Inside the box, you'll find your gift nicely wrapped with a gift paper.