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My name is Gazit , I live and work in Jerusalem, on the border of the Judea desert.
Since childhood I was drawn to art and was encouraged to practice it. I studied fine art in high school. As a teenager I became fascinated with metalsmithing - the idea of shaping the hard material as if it was clay appealed to me; and finally In my early 20s, while traveling in Europe, I woke up one morning with the realisation that I need to go back home and study silversmithing. within a few days I was back in Israel and took the entry exams and then the dream started to materialize...
But then life had to teach me some more... I studied Anthroposophy and Waldorf education, and once I graduated I was offered a job in the Jerusalem SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) which I could not refuse since animals are another major part of my life. There I spent the next seven years, while silversmithing always…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 27
  • Joined October 31, 2009

Favorite materials

sterling silver, gold, natural precious and semiprecious stones, agates, jaspers

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About

My name is Gazit , I live and work in Jerusalem, on the border of the Judea desert.
Since childhood I was drawn to art and was encouraged to practice it. I studied fine art in high school. As a teenager I became fascinated with metalsmithing - the idea of shaping the hard material as if it was clay appealed to me; and finally In my early 20s, while traveling in Europe, I woke up one morning with the realisation that I need to go back home and study silversmithing. within a few days I was back in Israel and took the entry exams and then the dream started to materialize...
But then life had to teach me some more... I studied Anthroposophy and Waldorf education, and once I graduated I was offered a job in the Jerusalem SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) which I could not refuse since animals are another major part of my life. There I spent the next seven years, while silversmithing always remained a hidden passion. When I left the SPCA I knew "it's now or never", and here I am, making my Jewelry, honored to share it and hoping it can provide a living for me and my "dowry" - the small animal shelter of unwanted cats and dogs that found a home with me.


I draw my inspiration from jewelry of the old world and traditional tribal jewelry, from nature and landscapes, from the modern world and from the stones I work with.
I love working and meditating in my studio, creating something out of raw material with my own two hands, my imagination and the wonderful gifts of mother nature in the form of metals, stones and gems; love the intensity of the fire and the acid, the meticulous labor that like magic, ends with a finished piece that before existed only in my mind's eye.


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