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Raku and Urns for embracing life

I am Yishai Simon, ceramic artist and art therapist. Born and raised in an Israeli kibbutz, I learned to love simplicity and express my thoughts and emotions through nature and soil.Earth is my mentor and muse ― as I dream, live and breathe. And these are my creations.  When I turned 32 my grandmother left her body with a smile. She was an optimistic, loved woman who shared her love all the time and accepted all human beings just as they are. I found death to be a part of life and was inspired by her to create special urns to hold the ones we love. These unique vessels pay respect to the beautiful process that is life.     Welcome to the...

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Physical Shedding Through Art

Frida called me, "Could you take part in an art project in memory of Itay"? "Of course", I replied. …."Limor will be in touch with you to explain everything.  She's wonderful"… I joined the Inner Eye installation, dedicated to commemorate Itay Steimburger, a dear friend from my army service. The installation was presented at the Midburn event in May 2018. This installation deals with our ability to shed, and thus free ourselves from, a story or a pattern which no longer supports us in life.  This shedding can occur when we transfer it through the route of our inner eye. The physical shedding was accomplished by hanging a ceramic leaf. Limor and other friends joined me at my studio and...

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