Orit Dotan's Profile

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I am a Waldorf handwork and crafts teacher, doll artist and art therapist. I teach sewing, knitting, needle felting, weaving, wet felting and wool painting, using soft, natural materials in my creations. I recently discovered a love for buttons and started to use them in my work as well as selling them. (See my second Etsy shop.)
I used to teach at Waldorf schools and at the seminar for training Waldorf teachers in Jerusalem. I recently opened a private school where I work with young teachers, children, mothers and grandmothers.

As a teacher, I believe I have to be the example of how to create so I practice with making every single item I teach. In this way, teaching and creating handwork and crafts in the Waldorf tradition are both my inner development and my occupation too. I have taught for over 30 years now and needed a change. So, I started my first e-shop as…

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  • Born on November 20
  • Joined February 14, 2008

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About

I am a Waldorf handwork and crafts teacher, doll artist and art therapist. I teach sewing, knitting, needle felting, weaving, wet felting and wool painting, using soft, natural materials in my creations. I recently discovered a love for buttons and started to use them in my work as well as selling them. (See my second Etsy shop.)
I used to teach at Waldorf schools and at the seminar for training Waldorf teachers in Jerusalem. I recently opened a private school where I work with young teachers, children, mothers and grandmothers.

As a teacher, I believe I have to be the example of how to create so I practice with making every single item I teach. In this way, teaching and creating handwork and crafts in the Waldorf tradition are both my inner development and my occupation too. I have taught for over 30 years now and needed a change. So, I started my first e-shop as a hobby, as a way to study new skills [computer and English]. I was amazed to see that people liked what I created! It encouraged me to go on with it- and here we are... Now I am a seller, too. You never know what tomorrow will bring or where your destiny will lead you.

Artist's statement: I believe Waldorf dolls provide healing forces for the child. The love and warmth which is involved in the creation of these kinds of dolls streams to the doll in the process of creating and the child can feel it. I can tell you from my experience that hyperactive children who did not sleep well began to sleep all night when their mothers created a Waldorf doll for them. Also, the process of creating these dolls is therapeutic for the adults, as it is a process that requires forces from the soul which are different from any other creation I know... It calls the creator to be in touch more deeply with their own inner powers.

My e-shops
http://www.etsy.com/shop/oritdotandolls
http://www.etsy.com/shop/oritdotan

contact me: oritim [!at] netvision.net.il

Photos of my arts:
www.flickr.com/photos/orit_dotan_dolls

Featured at:
http://waldorfmama.typepad.com/
http://www.tafalist.com/2010/07/orit-dotan.html

I was so fortunate to be featured here-please take a look
http://www.etsy.com/storque/etsy-news/holiday-kids-toys-showcase-on-sale-thursday-november-6-2008--2846/

מורה למלאכת יד ע"פ חינוך וולדורף אנתרופוסופיה, אומנית בובות ותרפיסטית באמנות
אני יוצרת ומלמדת ליצור בובות וצעצועים מחומרים רכים וטבעיים כגון צמר כבשים, בדים אקולוגיים ועוד בשיטות תפירה, סריגה, לבוד יבש [לבוד מחט], לבוד רטוב וציור בצמר
לימדתי בבית הספר האנתרופוסופי "אדם" ובסמינר דוד ילין במגמה להכשרת מורים ע"פ חינוך וולדורף אנתרופוסופיה
כיום מלמדת מבוגרים בביה"ס אדם בחוגים פרטיים ובביתי במעלה אדומים
מכשירה מורים להוראת מלאכת יד ע"פ חינוך וולדורף- גם כן באופן פרטי
לאחר שנים רבות של יצירה עם חומרים טבעיים בלבד גיליתי את קסם הכפתוריםת התחלתי ליצור איתם ואני אף מוכרת אותם בחנות הנוספת שלי באתסי

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