About the Artist
The beauty of Jewish rituals, their spirit and tradition, inspired Renee Vichinsky, beginning in1980, to focus her skills as a potter exclusively to creating Judaic ceremonial objects. Renee draws 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 pieces have been shown at Jewish museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her work is in permanent collection of the Wolfson Museum in Jerusalem and has been featured in many publications and articles, including "Better Homes and Gardens", (December '90). Now working with her husband, Howard Vichinsky, in their studio in New York's Hudson Valley, Renee continues to use her creative skills to explore the Jewish tradition and beautify its rituals.
"I make pieces to be used by people performing Jewish rituals. So aside from aesthetic considerations, my concerns are halachic and practical ones. I hope that my work will be appreciated by people from all walks of of life and that it will become a legacy for future generations"
- Renee Vichinsky